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Title:Survival and social reproduction strategies in Angolan cities
Author:Rodrigues, Cristina UdelsmannISNI
Periodical:Africa Today
Geographic term:Angola
Subjects:urban households
social networks
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/v054/54.1rodrigues.pdf
Abstract:To survive and ensure social reproduction, families in urban Angola have developed strategies to meet the demands of daily life. The fundamental principles of these strategies are to concentrate and share resources among family members and their solidarity networks and, simultaneously, to disperse the sources and methods of generating and/or collecting these resources. Urban Angolans have proven that their efforts produce results beyond simple subsistence. The analysis of empirical data collected in Angolan cities, including Benguela and Lobito in 2005, Luanda in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2004, and Ondjiva in 2004 and 2005, has allowed a characterization of family strategies and an understanding of the wider motivations behind individuals' and families' efforts. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]