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Title:Changes to urban society in Angola: from limited to multi-criteria stratification
Author:Udelsmann Rodrigues, CristinaISNI
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Geographic term:Angola
Subjects:social stratification
urban society
social change
social inequality
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2017.48
Abstract:This article examines the transformations to urban social stratification in Angola during the last decades. The analysis is centered on the indicators of social difference throughout these years: the racial criteria of the colonial times; the political precedence in the first years after independence; and the multi-criteria of the postwar period. Based on research conducted before and after the end of the civil war in 2002, the article explores the construction and reconfiguration of urban society today, providing evidence of increased social mobility, despite the poverty and deeper inequalities, and of the importance of economic and residential criteria. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]