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On the Worlding of African Cities

Simone, AbdouMaliq. 2001. On the Worlding of African Cities. African Studies Review, 44(2), pp. 15-41. ISSN 0002-0206 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

How do African urban residents, who are conventionally assumed to operate within parochial, highly localized confines, operate at larger scales? How do they reach a “larger world”? The article looks at some of the overall effects on African cities and their residents of a global process of scalar recomposition and the reconfiguration of social cohesion that ensues. By examining renovations in a traditional Islamic institution, zawiyyah, an example is provided of ways in which urban Africans attempt to act effectively within larger domains.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.2307/525573

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2001Published

Item ID:

13837

Date Deposited:

05 Oct 2015 10:12

Last Modified:

16 Dec 2016 17:21

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13837

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