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Mobile urbanity : Somali presence in urban East Africa

Author: Neil C M Carrier; Tabea Scharrer
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
Series: Integration and conflict studies, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demystifying Somali residence and mobility in urban East Africa, this volume shows its historical depth, and explores the social, cultural and political underpinnings of Somali-led urban  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mobile urbanity
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019009573
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil C M Carrier; Tabea Scharrer
ISBN: 1789202973 9781789202977
OCLC Number: 1089840927
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword. Being and becoming mobile / Yusuf Hassan --
Introduction / Tabea Scharrer and Neil Carrier --
Part I. Urbanity --
The Somali factor in urban Kenya: a history / Hannah Whittaker --
The port and the island. Cosmopolitan and vernacular identity constructions among Somali women in Nairobi and Johannesburg / Nereida Ripero-Muniz --
Being Oromo in Nairobi's 'Little Mogadishu': superdiversity, moral community and the open economy / Neil Carrier and Hassan H. Kochore --
Part II. Economic networks --
Demanding and commanding goods: the Eastleigh transformation told through the 'lives' of its commodities / Neil Carrier and Hannah Elliott --
Capital mobilization among the Somali refugee business community in Eastleigh, Nairobi / John Mwangi Githigaro and Kenneth Omeje --
Challenging the status quo from the bottom up? Gender and enterprise in Somali migrant communities in Nairobi, Kenya / Holly A. Ritchie --
Reinventing retail --
'Somali' shopping centres in Kenya / Tabea Scharrer --
Part III. The politics of Somali mobility --
Perpetually in transit: Somalian refugees in a context of increasing hostility / Lucy Lowe and Mark Yarnell --
Framing the swoop: a comparative analysis of the Operation Usalama Watch in Muslim and secular print media in Kenya / Joseph Wandera and Halkano A. Wario --
Beyond Eastleigh: a new Little Mogadishu in Uganda? / Gianluca Iazzolino --
Afterword / Gunther Schlee.
Series Title: Integration and conflict studies, v. 20.
Responsibility: edited by Neil Carrier and Tabea Scharrer.

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