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Urban Life-Worlds in Motion

African Perspectives

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Urban agglomerations host the most vital and creative societies. This applies particularly to Africa, where cities have the highest growth rates world-wide and where the urban population is younger than anywhere else. Urban life-worlds are the basis for the development of new lifestyles and new cultural phenomena. Based on empirical ethnographic research, this book presents case studies that ...
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Urban agglomerations host the most vital and creative societies. This applies particularly to Africa, where cities have the highest growth rates world-wide and where the urban population is younger than anywhere else. Urban life-worlds are the basis for the development of new lifestyles and new cultural phenomena. Based on empirical ethnographic research, this book presents case studies that enhance our understanding of the dynamics of urbanity in Africa and beyond - by envisioning cities as crossroads where cultures, biographies and networks meet.

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Veröffentlicht 2014, von Hans Peter Hahn, Kristin Kastner bei transcript Verlag

ISBN: 978-3-8394-2022-5
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Reihe: Global Studies
228 Seiten
Klebebindung, 11 SW-Abbildungen
22,5 cm x 14,8 cm

Über Hans Peter Hahn, Kristin Kastner

Hans Peter Hahn is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He works on material culture, consumption and migration. In addition to international museum cooperation projects, he researches consumer goods and mobile phones in West Africa. His publications include amongst others essays on bicycles, plastic sandals, mobile phones and other everyday goods, as well as on economic topics.
Kristin Kastner (Dr. phil.) is research assistant at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main (Germany). She has recently completed her doctoral thesis on Nigerian migrants on their way to Europe. Her research interests include the anthropology of the body, anthropology of borders, mobility and migration.


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