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Title:Special issue: networked city life in Africa
Editors:Utas, MatsISNI
Lindell, IldaISNI
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1015-3802)
City of publisher:New Brunswick, NJ
Publisher:Transaction Periodicals Consortium
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:informal sector
urban society
social networks
Abstract:This thematic issue of 'Urban Forum' addresses the varied forms of social organization that permeate the expanding informality in urban Africa. Such forms may range from networks of personal connections to more structured forms of association. The articles draw upon primary data and in-depth studies of various sectors and facets of informal life in such diverse urban settings as Accra and Koforidua (Ghana), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Bamenda (Cameroon), Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kaduna (Nigeria), and Nairobi (Kenya). Contributions: Networked city life in Africa: introduction (Ilda Lindell, Mats Utas); Inside the system, outside the law: operating the matatu sector in Nairobi (Jacob Rasmussen); 'We are good at surviving': street hustling in Addis Ababa's inner city (Marco Di Nunzio); Urban livelihoods and social networks: emerging relations in informal recycling in Kaduna, Nigeria (Onyanta Adama); Traders, drivers and the national health insurance scheme in small town Ghana (Ulrik Jennische); Urban governance beyond the State: practices of informal urban regulation in the city of Goma, eastern D.R. Congo (Karen Büscher); The prestige economy: veterean clubs and youngmen's competition in Bamenda, Cameroon (Divine Fuh). [ASC Leiden abstract]