rebus 30th anniversary hold back the stars
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Keeping House in Lusaka by Karen Tranberg Hansen
  

Synopsis

Keeping House in Lusaka by Karen Tranberg Hansen

This book pens a window on the experiences of urban people living through one of Africa's most dramatic economic declines in the postcolonial era by focusing on such broad themes as household dynamics, gender politics, and informal economy in Mtendere. The author argues that African urbanism is not purely a product of colonialism but a result of a wide variety of influences both local and foreign.

Reviews

Hansen captures the complexity of life and the hard choices that urban people (and especially women) must make, with brilliant sensitivity to personal triumphs as well as crushing disappointments. Readers meet brave and resourceful people in a spirited book that manages to be innovative, accessible, informative, and uplifting, while remaining realistic. Hansen captures the complexity of life and the hard choices that urban people (and especially women) must make, with brilliant sensitivity to personal triumphs as well as crushing disappointments. Readers meet brave and resourceful people in a spirited book that manages to be innovative, accessible, informative, and uplifting, while remaining realistic. -- Choice


About the Author

Karen Tranberg Hansen is professor of anthropology at Northwestern University.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

22nd October 1996

Author

Karen Tranberg Hansen

More books by Karen Tranberg Hansen
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Columbia University Press

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Anthropology
Home & house maintenance
Urban communities

ISBN

9780231081436

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools