Feeding African Cities : Studies in Regional Social History, Hardback Book

Feeding African Cities : Studies in Regional Social History Hardback

Edited by Jane I. Guyer

Part of the African Seminars: Scholarship from the International African Institute series

Description

Originally published in 1987, this book traces the broad outlines of urban food policy, drawing attention to the limited knowledge of regional social history.

Urban food supply systems in Africa have developed very fast, in the midst of societies in which food production was not in general oriented to feeding distant populations of 'specialist consumers'.

Institutional and political links had to be forged between town and country if food supply was to be cheap and predictable.

This volume explores the political and material dynamics of urban food supply through 4 case studies: Kano, Yaounde, Dar es Salaam and Harare.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780367000400

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