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Urban Dynamics in Black Africa presents a succession of worlds where we can study the development and the crystallization of major social change. The authors trace the development of former villages, towns, and colonial outposts into major cities within the international community. Open-air markets continue their trading beside modern department stores as individual Africans create contemporary lives from old and new.
William J. and Judith L. Hanna, in this unique work, introduce new data and the methods of dependency theory, class and gender analysis; they offer connections between Africa's internal dynamics, its legacy of imperialism, and the international political and economic arena. At the same time, the book provides a model for studying the evolution of political institutions. Urban Dynamics in Black Africa illustrates how social classes modify and are modified by existing cultural forms. The book examines Africa in its independence by contrasting development and dependency, role adaptability and conflict, in a powerful conceptual matrix. Detailing the urban conditions that exist throughout Africa as well as their costs and benefits, this work shows how contemporary political conflict in urban Africa is based upon both ethnic and non-ethnic ties; and how these ethnic and non-ethnic ties serve as the bases of a system of political integration unique to poly-ethnic communities.
As a synthesis of the relevant available knowledge on African towns and town-dwellers, this book is concerned primarily with the effects of external intervention and socioeconomic modernization upon the birth and development of Africa's new towns and the rapid expansion of its old ones. It considers the impact of migration and town life upon Africans.
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William J. Hanna is professor of urban studies and planning at the University of Maryland. His research interests include international development, social planning and community planning. He is the author of numerous journal articles.
Judith L. Hanna is senior research scholar in the departments of dance and anthropology at the University of Maryland. She is the author of numerous journal articles and books on the subject of dance.Review:
“The wealth of data covered is impressive. The authors invite us to travel from east to west and from tropical to equatorial Africa. And they invite us to undertake this trip by use of distinctive, but equally appealing, techniques.... [T]he book is well written and well composed. It offers both a thorough summary of the available case studies and a stimulating review of the theoretical issues which can be raised by such studies.”
—Remi Clignet, Political Science Quarterly
“Urban Dynamics in Black Africa provides a general and clear understanding of various processes and phenomena in contemporary urban Africa, and a useful frame of reference for further theoretical research and empirical works.”
—Diawa-Mory Traore, Journal of Economic Literature
“[T]he Hannas survey a vast range of topics, data, theories and methodologies.”
—Petere C. W. Gutkind, Contemporary Sociology
“Urban Dynamics in Black Africa: an interdisciplinary approach is an important first step towards developing systematic generalizations about African city life.”
—Marc Howard Ross, The Journal of Modern African Studies
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Book Description Aldine-Atherton, Chicago & New York, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Worn; owner name on flyleaf. Seller Inventory # 106440
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