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African Cities Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1848135092

ISBN-13: 9781848135093

Edition: 2011

Authors: Garth A. Myers

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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. In this groundbreaking book, Myers uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns. It argues for a re-visioning - 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 are still 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 the mainstream and…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 4/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Figures and tables
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Map
Introduction
What if the postmetropolis is Lusaka?
Postcolonial cities
(I)n(f)ormal cities
Governing Africa's cities
Wounded city
Cosmopolitan cities
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index