✓ Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique é Download by ☆ David Morton

✓ Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique é Download by ☆ David Morton Age Of Concrete Is A History Of The Making Of Houses And Homes In The Subrbios Of Maputo Loureno Marques , Mozambique, From The Late S To The Present Often Dismissed As Undifferentiated, Ahistorical Slums, These Neighborhoods Are In Fact An Open Air Archive That Embodies Peoples Highest Aspirations First They Built In Reeds Then They Built In Wood And Zinc Panels And Finally, Even When It Was Illegal, They Risked Building In Concrete Block, Making Permanent Homes In A Place Where Their Presence Was Often Excruciatingly Precarious Unlike Other Histories Of The Built Environment In African Cities, Age Of Concrete Focuses On Ordinary Homebuilders And Dwellers David Morton Thus Models A Different Way Of Thinking About Urban Politics During The Era Of Decolonization, In Which The Drama Was In The Construction Of The Urban Stage Itself, Shaping How People Related Not Only To Each Other, But Also To The Colonial State And Then To The Independent State Stumbling Into Beingoriginal, Deeply Researched, And Beautifully Composed, This Book Speaks In Innovative Ways To Scholarship On Urban History, Colonialism And Decolonization, And The Postcolonial State Replete With Rare Photographs And Forgotten Documents, It Establishes Morton As One Of A Handful Of Scholars Breaking Innovative Ground On How We Understand Africas Cities