« Urban processes and change in Africa »
Working papers 3/97
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In this light, the designation « urban processes and change » acts to concentrate observations on aspects of social economy and the generation of urban cultures that seek to reopen questions about the aspirations and practices which configure specific instances of African urbanity. These considerations also entail the everyday life processes through which urban residents, associated through various networks and institutions, mediate different dimensions of power. The question is how they produce livelihoods which embody their own constructed meanings and understandings and adhere to the prevailing images and impositions of what urban life should be.