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Urbanization, Urbanism, and Urbanity in an African City

Home Spaces and House Cultures

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Part of the Africa Connects book series (AFC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introductory Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 3-24
    3. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 25-42
  3. Contextual Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-45
    2. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 47-77
    3. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 79-104
    4. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 105-135
  4. Empirical Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 139-175
    3. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 177-197
    4. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 199-220
  5. Concluding Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Paul Jenkins
      Pages 223-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-274

About this book


Urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa has historic roots, and though it has accelerated in recent decades, it retains distinctive forms. This book explores sub-Saharan urbanism through a detailed and wide-ranging study of Maputo, Mozambique, covering physical and socio-economic factors as well as an ethnographic inquiry into cultural attitudes.


city culture urbanism

About the authors

Paul Jenkins is an architect, planner, and social researcher who has worked during most of the past 40 years on a wide range of aspects in the built environment: architecture, construction, housing, planning and urban studies. Until recently he was Professor of Architecture Research at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, The University of Edinburgh, UK, and concurrently Professor of Architecture and Human Settlements in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK, as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is now Head of the School of Architecture & Planning at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and continues as Visiting Professor at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.

Bibliographic information


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