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Title:Special issue: Vital instability: ontological insecurity and African urbanisms
Editors:Wilhelm-Solomon, Matthew
Bukasa, Peter Kankonde
Nez, Lorena
Periodical:Critical African studies (ISSN 2040-7211)
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Informaworld Host
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Subjects:urban life
human security
urban sociology
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcaf20/9/2
Abstract:This special issue traces the manifold insecurities and responses to these, enfolding ontological concerns, in geographically diverse African urban spaces. The papers in this volume reveal the multiple forms of insecurity characterizing African urbanisms: violence; joblessness; indeterminate legal regimes; infrastructural fragility; continual persecution by state and private actors; epidemic disease and metaphysical disorders, among others. Contributions: Editorial: Vital instability: ontological insecurity and African urbanisms (Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon, Peter Kankonde Bukasa & Lorena Nez); The Blues and the Damned: (Black) life-that-survives capital and biopolitics (Sharad Chari); The ruinous vitalism of the urban form: ontological orientations in inner-city Johannesburg (Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon); Life (and limb) in the fast-lane: disposable people as infrastructure in Kampala's boda boda industry (Jacob Doherty); 'We are analogue in a digital world': an anthropological exploration of ontologies and uncertainties around the proposed Konza Techno City near Nairobi, Kenya (Jan Van den Broeck); Spiritual brokers: African Pastors and the mediation of migratory processes (Rafael Cazarin & Erma Cossa); Review: Navigating 'ngunda'/'adoro' and negotiating economic uncertainty amongst mobile Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town (South Africa) (Henrietta M. Nyamnjoh). [ASC Leiden abstract]