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Title:African cities: competing claims on urban spaces
Editors:Locatelli, Francesca
Nugent, PaulISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2009
Issue:3
Pages:306
Language:English
Series:Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS) (ISSN 1574-6925)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004162648
Geographic terms:Africa
Angola
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Eritrea
Ghana
Mozambique
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Zimbabwe
Subjects:towns
suburban areas
urban development
water supply
landownership
urban society
conference papers (form)
2006
External link:https://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/410749664-001.pdf
Abstract:This collective volume emerged from a two-day debate on new and older competing claims on African urban spaces that took place at the AEGIS thematic conference held in Edinburgh in June 2006. Contributions focus on four key issues affecting Africa's cities: the reorganization of space after independence, the competition over resources such as land and water, the inclusiveness/exclusiveness of cities, and their identity. Contents: Introduction (Francesca Locatelli and Paul Nugent) - Hinges and fringes: conceptualising the peri-urban in central Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo) (Theodore Trefon) - Angolan cities: urban (re)segregation? (Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues) - Who control the streets? Crime, 'communities' and the State in post-apartheid Johannesburg (Claire Bénit-Gbaffou) - African cities: competing claims on urban land (Subsaharan Africa, in particular Mozambique) (Paul Jenkins) - Contesting for space in an urban centre: the Omo Onile syndrome in Lagos (Rufus T. Akinyele) - 'Water wars' in Kumasi, Ghana (Tom C. McCaskie) - Coping with water scarcity: the social and environmental impact of the 1982-1992 droughts on Makokoba township, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Muchaparara Musemwa) - Dealing with 'strangers': allocating urban space to migrants in Nigeria and French West Africa, end of the nineteenth century to 1960 (Laurent Fourchard) - Beyond the Campo Cintato: prostitutes, migrants and 'criminals' in colonial Asmara (Eritrea), 1890-1941 (Francesca Locatelli) - The urban melting pot in East Africa: ethnicity and urban growth in Kampala and Dar es Salaam (Deborah Fahy Bryceson) - Popular music, identity and politics in a colonial urban space: the case of Mwanza, Tanzania (1945-1961) (Maria Suriano). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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