Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Crisis And Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (African Dynamics) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 46.20  
Retail Value $ 66.00  
You Save $ 19.80  (30%)  
Item Number 194325  
Buy New $46.20
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Crisis And Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (African Dynamics) by Piet Konings...

At times of economic and political crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa, urban dwellers display a large degree of creativity in their survival strategies by developing social networks and constructing imaginative and original practices and ideas. This volume views the urban neighbourhood from two different perspectives and explores the importance of these creative processes. The first approach considers the neighbourhood as a geographical domain in which people are engaged in a variety of activities to advance their material and immaterial well-being, making use of their 'wealth' of opportunities, assets and diverse forms of natural, physical, financial, human and social 'capital'. The second angle sees the neighbourhood as not necessarily geographically located or bounded but as having been created and defined by human beings. These neighbourhoods may take on the form of self-help organizations, associations or churches, or may be based on gender, generational, ethnic or occupational identities. As the contributions from all over Sub-Saharan Africa show, the two approaches do not necessarily exclude each other.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   264
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004150048  
ISBN13  9789004150041  

Availability  0 units.

More About Piet Konings

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Piet Konings is a sociologist of development and a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden (The Netherlands). He has published widely on socio-political and economic developments in Ghana and Cameroon. His most recent books include Trajectoires de Liberation en Afrique Contemporaine (Karthala, 2000), Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon (Brill, 2003), and Crisis and Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (Brill, 2006).

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Poverty > Poverty
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Poverty
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > General
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > Ethnic Studies

Reviews - What do customers think about Crisis And Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (African Dynamics)?

Be the first to write a review about Crisis And Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (African Dynamics)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Crisis And Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (African Dynamics)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy