Released on 2004Categories Social Science

Globalization and Urbanization in Africa

Globalization and Urbanization in Africa

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 1592211933

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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In this book scholars present new interpretations of African cities, from the pre-colonial to the modern, set in the context of national and international economy, politics and culture. While providing insights into the evolution of African cities, they also raise issues of vital importance to the survival of African cities. The chapters capture the mixed legacies of colonialism and the lingering consequences of neo-colonialism in a so-called age of globalisation.
Released on 2021-06-29Categories Social Science

Inside Third World Cities

Inside Third World Cities

Author: Stella Lowder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000384543

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Originally published in 1986, this book focusses on life within global cities in the developing world, analysing on a city-level the circulation and consumption of goods and services within them. When the book was first published it was one of only a few to offer systematic comparative analyses of developing world cities, and those stemming from different regions, with examples from different continents in each chapter. It discusses the problems faced by such city populations and shows how the procedures, distributive systems and social conventions reflect the complex histories of the cities, most of which have been subject to colonial rule, and of their inhabitants, many of whom are either migrants or first generation citizens.
Released on 2013-01-11Categories Science

The African City

The African City

Author: Anthony O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135671358

Category: Science

Page: 368

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This book explores various characteristics of tropical African cities, with special reference to change in the post-independence period. It stresses the diversity of urban forms and urban experience to be found within the region, distinguishing the more general features from those peculiar to individual cities. Much has been written about urban Africa, but nearly all relates to particular cities: this book provides a context for such studies. This review provides an essential foundation both for theoretical clarification of the processes of urbanization and for practical planning decisions. The topics covered range from rural-urban migration and national urban systems to the urban economy, housing , and the spatial structure of cities. The sharp contrasts between indigenous and colonial urban traditions are emphasized, but so also is the evidence for convergence today, as indigenization takes place in the colonial cities while Westernization proceeds ini those of indigenous origin. This book was first published in 1983.
Released on 2018-08-06Categories Social Science

Feeding African Cities

Feeding African Cities

Author: Jane Guyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429816284

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Originally published in 1987, this book traces the broad outlines of urban food policy, drawing attention to the limited knowledge of regional social history. Urban food supply systems in Africa have developed very fast, in the midst of societies in which food production was not in general oriented to feeding distant populations of 'specialist consumers'. Institutional and political links had to be forged between town and country if food supply was to be cheap and predictable. This volume explores the political and material dynamics of urban food supply through 4 case studies: Kano, Yaoundé, Dar es Salaam and Harare.
Released on 2013-10-22Categories Political Science

Ethnic Factors in Health and Disease

Ethnic Factors in Health and Disease

Author: J. K. Cruickshank

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483165417

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 329

Ethnic Factors in Health and Disease discusses ethnicity from a medical perspective. The book is comprised of 35 chapters that are grouped into four sections. The text first covers the background issues concerning the relationship between ethnicity and health. The next part deals with topics related to epidemiology, such as the health of migrants and interethnic comparison of cardiovascular disease. Next, the book tackles the sociology of health; this part covers occupational status, housing, and racism. The last part discusses the specific medical aspects, including pregnancy, viral infections, and cardiovascular disease. The book will be of great use to medical researchers and practitioners. Professionals dealing with ethnicity, such as sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists will also benefit from this book.
Released on 1999-01-01Categories Business & Economics

Work and Community Among West African Migrant Workers Since the Nineteenth Century

Work and Community Among West African Migrant Workers Since the Nineteenth Century

Author: Diane Frost

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853235236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 958

"This book will be of interest to academic and general readers concerned with social and economic history, African history, Black studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Commonwealth and imperial history."--BOOK JACKET.
Released on 2018-08-16Categories Social Science

West African City

West African City

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351042284

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 107

Originally published in 1957 this volume deals with the issue of large scale immigration into Freetown, Sierra Leone from the rural areas in the 1950s and the problems which arose as a result. It analyzes the way traditional social systems had to adjust to the demands of urban life and charts the growth of Freetown from its foundation in the 18th Century. The ethnic composition of its population and the character of the rural districts from which the migrants come are also discussed, along with the motives for migration, the nature of housing and employment.