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作者 Jenkins, Paul, 1953- author
書名 Urbanization, urbanism and urbanity in an African city : home spaces and house cultures / by Paul Jenkins
出版項 New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 1137380179 (electronic bk.)
9781137380173 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
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附註 "[D]raws on a recent three year (2009-12) international and inter-disciplinary research program 'Home Space in the African City'"--Acknowledgements
Includes bibliographical references
The aims and objectives of the book -- The intellectual approach of the book -- Contextualization at macro-level -- Contextualizing at meso-level -- Contextualizing at micro-level -- Life stories -- Integrated findings -- Key issues arising -- Queries and proposals
Sub-Saharan Africa is often considered to be the last global macro-region in the world to go through a rapid urbanization process, leading to the majority of the population living in cities and towns. Despite common misunderstandings to the contrary, the urbanization process in this region has historic roots, and although this has accelerated in the post-colonial era, it continues to display distinctive spaces and forms due to particular political, economic, social, and cultural contexts. This book explores the features of recent urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa through a remarkably detailed and wide-ranging case study of Mozambique's capital city Maputo, including longitudinal physical and socio-economic factors as well as an ethnographic inquiry into cultural attitudes. The findings of this study reflect not only the weakness of state capacity in the region in urban intervention, but also the continued basis for urban development activity by residents, in social and economic terms as well as the importance of culturally constructed identities and social relations. Maputo and cities like it are very much a collective "urban" in the making - and the final form that they take remains to be seen in terms of urbanism and urbanity
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鏈接 Print version: Jenkins, Paul, 1953- author. Urbanization, urbanism and urbanity in an African city 9781137380166 (DLC) 2013029499 (OCoLC)855848075
主題 Community development, Urban -- Mozambique -- Maputo
Domestic space -- Mozambique -- Maputo
Households -- Mozambique -- Maputo
Urban policy -- Mozambique -- Maputo
Urbanization -- Africa, Sub-Saharan
Urbanization -- Mozambique
Community development, Urban. fast (OCoLC)fst00870882
Domestic space. fast (OCoLC)fst01741601
Households. fast (OCoLC)fst00962162
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban bisacsh
Urban policy. fast (OCoLC)fst01162489
Urbanization. fast (OCoLC)fst01162722
Africa, Sub-Saharan. fast (OCoLC)fst01239520
Mozambique -- Maputo. fast (OCoLC)fst01203771
Mozambique. fast (OCoLC)fst01214418
Electronic books
Alt Author Home Space in the African City (Project)
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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