Conceptual vectors of African Urbanism: ‘Engaged Theory-Making’ and ‘Platforms of Engagement’

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Publication Date: 2014

This paper provides a selected reading of the strongly emergent studies of African urbanism and develops two contribution that this literature can bring to the wider understanding of cities and urbanisation. These contributions focuses on new modes of making theory in collaboration and engagement with activists and practitioners, where African scholars have a long experience. The second contribution circles around new modes of collective action for provoking and producing emancipatory change.

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