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Title:Mining & urbanisation in Africa: population, settlement and welfare
Editors:Bryceson, Deborah FahyISNI
MacKinnon, Danny
Year:2012
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies (ISSN 0258-9001)
Volume:30
Issue:4
Pages:513-723
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Angola
Botswana
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Ghana
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Subjects:mining
urbanization
social conditions
gold mining
diamond mining
Abstract:Both artisanal and large-scale mining are expanding in many African countries. While much has been written about contestation over land and mineral rights, the impact of mining on settlement, notably its catalytic and fluctuating effects on migration and urban growth, has been largely ignored. African nation-States' urbanization trends have shown considerable variation over the past half century. The current surge in 'new' mining countries and the slowdown in 'old' mining countries are generating some remarkable settlement patterns and welfare outcomes. This special issues of 'Journal of Contemporary African Studies' on mining and urbanization encompasses a cross-section of country case studies: beginning with the historical experiences of mining in southern Africa (South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe), followed by more recent mineralizing trends in a comparatively new gold-producing country (Tanzania) and an established West African gold producer (Ghana), before turning to the influence of conflict diamonds (Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone). Contributors: Deborah Bryceson, Danny MacKinnon, Hugh Macmillan, Philip Harrison, Tanya Zack, Patience Mususa, Amin Y. Kamete, Thando D. Gwebu, Jesper Bosse Jønsson, Crispin Kinabo, Mike Shand, Katherine V. Gough, Paul W.K. Yankson, Patience Kabamba, Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, Ana Paul Tavares, and Roy Maconachie. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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