The Resource African cities : alternative visions of urban theory and practice, Garth Myers

African cities : alternative visions of urban theory and practice, Garth Myers

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African cities : alternative visions of urban theory and practice
Title
African cities
Title remainder
alternative visions of urban theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
Garth Myers
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Language
eng
Summary
As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. This book uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns in urban studies and disciplines that study cities, as well as in African studies. It argues for a re-vision_ a seeing again, and a revising_ of how cities in Africa are discussed and written about in both urban studies and African studies. Cities in Africa still are either ignored, banished to a different, other, lesser category of not-quite cities, or held up as examples of all that can go wrong with urbanism in much of both the mainstream and even critical urban literature. This book encourages African studies and urban studies scholars across the world to engage with the vibrancy and complexity of African cities with fresh eyes. It uses the author's own research and a close reading of works by other scholars, writers, and artists on a broad range of sixteen cities in Africa to highlight six themes that help illuminate what is happening in and across the region's cities
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YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
HT148.A2
LC item number
M94 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
African cities : alternative visions of urban theory and practice, Garth Myers
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What if the postmetropolis is Lusaka? -- Postcolonial cities -- (I)n(f)ormal cities -- Governing Africa's cities -- Wounded city -- Cosmopolitan cities
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
xi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781848135086
Lccn
2011282160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)681872550

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