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African cities : alternative visions of urban theory and practice

Author: Garth Andrew Myers
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Nuruddin Farah
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garth Andrew Myers
ISBN: 1848135092 9781848135093 9781848135086 1848135084
OCLC Number: 681872550
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 What if the postmetropolis is Lusaka? --
2 Postcolonial cities --
3 (I)n(f)ormal cities --
4 Governing Africa's cities --
5 Wounded city --
6 Cosmopolitan cities.
Responsibility: Garth Myers.
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This groundbreaking book shows how as African societies become increasingly urban they challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development.  Read more...

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