Africa's Urban Past

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David Anderson, R. J. A. R. Rathbone, Richard Rathbone
James Currey Publishers, 2000 - Literary Collections - 310 pages
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Towns and cities have been arenas around which societies have organized themselves: as centres of trade and economic activity; as foci of political action and authority; as military garrisons; as sites of ritual power; and as places of refuge and collective security in troubled times. This collection reveals the depth of urbanization in African history.
 

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Contents

PART
19
African City Walls
36
Aksumite Urbanism
52
Precolonial Towns in Transition
67
a Precolonial
85
Merchants Missions the Remaking
98
PART THREE
109
The Cost of Living in Lagos
126
Gender in the City Women Migration
189
The Cultural Politics of Death Burial
205
dont want children Urbanization Individualism
222
PART FIVE
235
Conservation the Colonial Past
246
The Urbanism ojDistrict Six
262
The Political Shaping of Sacred Locality in Brazzaville
283
Index
303

The City of Durban Towards a Structural Analysis
144
Becoming Urban
163

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