Living in state housing: expectations, contradictions and consequences
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
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Lemanski, C., Charlton, S., & Meth, P. (2017). Living in state housing: expectations, contradictions and consequences. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 93 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1353/trn.2017.0000
This special issue focuses on state housing in Africa as a space of living. This topic is prompted by two factors: firstly, an empirical recognition that increasing numbers of African citizens are living in state-supported housing, particularly in urban areas; and secondly, an academic awareness that there is insufficient scholarship addressing the everyday realities of living in (as opposed to legislating or delivering) state housing. The special issue has a history in a panel session convened by the authors at the 6th European Conference on African Studies held in Paris in July 2015, and we are grateful to the conference organisers for providing the physical and intellectual space for the ideas presented in this special issue to emerge.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/trn.2017.0000
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/265628