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Urbanization in Africa: Achille Mbembe audio

Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe, a professor of history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand , briefly speaks to the discourse of urbanism in Africa, a continent which is facing a doubling of its urban population in only 15 years. There is a serious challenge, then, of urban transition, a process that is often too detached from political implications by reducing the process of urbanization to little more than a technical administrative dimension. What Mbembe suggests is that there is much more to urbanism than the management of cities, and that the exercise of voice is vital to collective social life.

He gave this 15 minute lecture at the Urban Age conference in Johannesburg (2006).

  1. June 16, 2010 at 11:50 am

    i want to communicant with you

  2. Muhammad Naseer Ahmad Taib
    June 29, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Hello sir
    My name is Muhammad Naseer Ahmad Taib. I am working as a lecturer in the department of political Science government college university, Lahore, Punjab Pakistan. I am also doing my Ph.D. The topic of thesis is: Political impact of urbanization in punjab with refrence to Sheikhupura District. It is my wish to kmow how you see topic of study

  1. February 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm
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