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Contents Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii Preface, Hélène Charton-Bigot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Introduction Town life in colonial Kenya John Lonsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 PART ONE Public Policy and the Informal Town City planning in Nairobi: the stakes, the people, the sidetracking Claire Médard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Public authorities and urban upgrading policies in Eastlands: the example of ‘Mathare 4A Slum Upgrading Project’ Deyssi Rodriguez-Torres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Management of garbage in Nairobi: perspectives of restructuring public action Mathieu Mérino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Water and the poor in Nairobi: from water apartheid to urban fragmentation, the case of Kibera Anne Bousquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 PART TWO Urban Identities Grey Nairobi: sketches of urban socialties Danielle De Lame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 A microcosmic minority: the Indo-Kenyans of Nairobi Michel Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Muslims in Nairobi: from a feeling of marginalisation to a desire for political recognition Anne Cussac And Nathalie Gomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Pentecostalism in Nairobi Yvan Droz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 PART THREE Areas Fragmented by Power Local political system of Nairobi Winnie V. Mitullah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 ‘A city under siege’: formalised banditry and deconstruction of modes of accumulation in Nairobi, 1991–2004 Musambayi Katumanga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Hidden $ Centz: rolling the wheels of Nairobi matatu Mbugua Wa-Mungai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Political activism in Nairobi: violence and resilience of Kenyan authoritarianism Hervé Maupeu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 ...

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ISBN
9789987081325
Related ISBN
9789987080939
MARC Record
OCLC
715160597
Pages
404
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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