9781848135093-1848135092-African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

ISBN-13: 9781848135093
ISBN-10: 1848135092
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Myers, Professor Garth
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781848135093
ISBN-10: 1848135092
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Myers, Professor Garth
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Myers, Professor Garth wrote African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice comprising 256 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1848135092 and 9781848135093. Since then African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.63 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 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.

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