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The Arts of Citizenship in African towns pushes the frontiers of the way we comprehend towns and citizenship and gives new views on African urbanism. Nuanced ethnographic analyses of lifestyles in an array of African towns remove darkness from the emergent infrastructures and areas of belonging wherein city lives and politics are being forged.

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Nor could they expand the integration of the bulk of the city and its residents into capitalist circuits. Instead, these practices acted as a limiting constraint to both endogenous and capitalist economic expansion. They found ways to urbanize relationships derived from ruralized solidarity and to identify possibilities for urban sustainability in particular ways of engaging under-supervised rural domains. Thus, urban Africa’s pursuit of “independent” agendas and aspirations largely took place in this “closed” circuit.

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