Author Locatelli, Francesca
Title African Cities : Competing Claims on Urban Spaces
Imprint Boston : BRILL, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (316 pages)
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Series Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies ; v.3
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
Note Intro -- Contents -- Figures, Tables and Maps -- Introduction (Francesca Locatelli and Paul Nugent) -- Hinges and Fringes: Conceptualising the Peri-urban in Central Africa (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-Gbaff ou) -- African Cities: Competing Claims on Urban Land (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) -- List of Contributors -- Index
This book examines how the unprecedented expansion of African cities, which are the products of specific histories, poses serious challenges to equitable service provision and raises contentious claims to the ownership and control of urban spaces
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Link Print version: Locatelli, Francesca African Cities : Competing Claims on Urban Spaces Boston : BRILL,c2009 9789004162648
Subject Urbanization -- Africa.;Land use, Urban -- Africa
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Alt Author Nugent, Paul