African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Publishing, 14 de abr. de 2011 - 258 páginas
0 Resenhas
As avaliações não são verificadas, mas o Google confere e remove conteúdo falso quando ele é identificado
In this groundbreaking book, Garth Myers uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns. He 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 even critical urban literature. Myers instead encourages African studies and urban studies scholars across the world to engage with the vibrancy and complexity of African cities with fresh eyes.

Touching on a diverse range of cities across Africa - from Zanzibar to Nairobi, Cape Town to Mogadishu, Kinshasa to Dakar - the book uses the author's own research and a close reading of works by other scholars, writers and artists to help illuminate what is happening in and across the region's cities.

O que estão dizendo - Escrever uma resenha

Não encontramos nenhuma resenha nos lugares comuns.


1 What if the postmetropolis is Lusaka?
2 Postcolonial cities
3 Informal cities
4 Governing Africas cities
5 Wounded city
6 Cosmopolitan cities
Direitos autorais

Outras edições - Ver todos

Termos e frases comuns

Sobre o autor (2011)

Garth Andrew Myers is Director of the Kansas African Studies Centre and Professor in the Departments of Geography and African/African-American Studies at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Verandahs of Power: Colonialism and Space in Urban Africa (2003) and Disposable Cities: Garbage, Governance and Sustainable Development in Urban Africa (2005), and the co-editor (with Martin Murray) of Cities in Contemporary Africa (2006).

Informações bibliográficas