Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780326306 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780326313 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa

From the Margins to the Centre

Mary Njeri Kinyanjui

Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa

Mary Njeri Kinyanjui

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152 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781780326306 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780326313 Published June 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Theorizing planning and economic informality in an African city
3. Economic informality in Nairobi between 1980 and 2010
4. Women in Nairobi
5. Women, mobility and economic informality
6. Women in economic informality in Nairobi
7. The quest for spatial justice: from the margins to the centre
8. Women's collective organizations and economic informality
9. Conclusion
Review Quotes
Journal of Retracing Africa
“Setting out a critique of Western urban planning models as applied to African cities, while recognizing not only the positive contributions of economic informality but also articulating its indigenous characteristics, and at the same time asserting women’s agency and dynamism as a basis for new models in advancing urban growth is ambitious for such a slim volume, yet is precisely what Mary Njeri Kinyanjui’s incisive observation and analysis achieves in this concise, groundbreaking work.”
 
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