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CONCRETE AND URBAN HISTORY IN MOZAMBIQUE - Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique. By David Morton. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 336. $34.95, paperback (ISBN: 978-0-8214-2368-4); $90.00, hardcover (ISBN: 978-0-8214-2367-7).

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique. By David Morton. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. Pp. 336. $34.95, paperback (ISBN: 978-0-8214-2368-4 ...

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration

Age of Concrete is a history of the making of houses and homes in the subúrbios of Maputo (Lourenço Marques), Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present. Often dismissed as undifferentiated, ahistorical “slums,” these neighborhoods are in fact an open-air archive that reveals some of people’s highest aspirations.

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View Citation. contents. summary. Age of Concrete is a history of the making of houses and homes in the subúrbios of Maputo (Lourenço Marques), Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present. Often dismissed as undifferentiated, ahistorical “slums,” these neighborhoods are in fact an open-air archive that reveals some of people’s highest ...

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Imagination in Mozambique's Capital, c. 1950 to Recent Times

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David Morton, Age of Concrete: Housing and the

David Morton, Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2019. 336pp. 72 illustrations. 32.95 pbk. - Volume 48 Issue 1

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2020-3-3  Going beyond the colonial archive and the planner’s gaze, David Morton’s Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique (Ohio University Press, 2019) describes the incremental process through which Maputo’s suburbios – popular neighborhoods outside the formally planned city – were built and occupied. Through key episode’s in Mozambique’s urban history

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration

2019-7-17  Age of Concrete is a history of the making of houses and homes in the subúrbios of Maputo (Lourenço Marques), Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present. Often dismissed as undifferentiated, ahistorical #8220;slums,#8221; these neighborhoods are in fact an open-air archive that reveals some of people#8217;s highest aspirations.

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Political Imagination in ...

2017-7-31  Age of Concrete: Housing and the Political Imagination in Mozambique’s Capital, 1940s to the Present Please join us for a seminar by David Morton 7th August 2017, 11am – 12:30pm Venue: Urban Futures Centre (at DUT) Steve Biko campus, S2 block on the 4th floor Abstract: Unplanned areas of many African cities exploded in size after independence,

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Urban History Book List Ohio University Press /

Age of Concrete Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique By David Morton. Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete embodying the ambitions of people who built their own largest

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My research rests on a rigorous project of oral history, with interviews with approximately 100 individuals in Mozambique and Portugal over several years. Addressed are how people responded in the past to the ever-looming threat of removal; how they negotiated with landowners; and how they contended with neighbors with whom they shared an all ...

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration

2019-7-17  Age of Concrete is a history of the making of houses and homes in the subúrbios of Maputo (Lourenço Marques), Mozambique, from the late 1940s to the present. Often dismissed as undifferentiated, ahistorical “slums,” these neighborhoods are in fact an open-air archive that reveals some of people’s highest aspirations.

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Political Imagination in ...

2017-7-31  Age of Concrete: Housing and the Political Imagination in Mozambique’s Capital, 1940s to the Present Please join us for a seminar by David Morton 7th August 2017, 11am – 12:30pm Venue: Urban Futures Centre (at DUT) Steve Biko campus, S2 block on the 4th floor Abstract: Unplanned areas of many African cities exploded in size after independence,

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David Morton Ohio University Press / Swallow Press

Age of Concrete Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique By David Morton. Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete embodying the ambitions of people who built their own largest ...

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Urban History Book List Ohio University Press /

Age of Concrete Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique By David Morton. Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete embodying the ambitions of people who built their own largest ...

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David Morton - Department of History

My 2019 book, Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique (Ohio UP) makes use of an enormous if underutilized open-air historical archive: the streetscape of Maputo’s subúrbios, informal areas where most of the city’s population has lived, now and in the past.Neighborhoods such as these, the norm in cities across Africa, usually appear in urban ...

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Recent Dissertations History College of Liberal Arts ...

2021-7-12  "A History of Music and Politics in Mozambique from 1890s to the Present" ... New Transportation Technology and Urban Transformation of Tianjin, 1860-1937" ... "Age of Concrete: Housing and the Imagination in Mozambique's Capital, c. 1950 to Recent Times." Advisors: Allen Isaacman, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick ...

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The History of Concrete Giatec Scientific Inc.

2017-7-28  The Historical Evolution of Concrete. There is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it has come a long way since its discovery and development. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to smart sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc., we’ve put together a list of notable events and discoveries in the history of ...

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UNdata record view Population by age, sex and

1 - Data have not been adjusted for underenumeration, estimated at 5.0 per cent for urban population and 10.0 per cent for rural population. 2 - Excluding nomad population. 3 - Data refer to the settled population based on the 1979 Population Census and the latest household prelisting. The refugees of Afghanistan in Iran, Pakistan, and an ...

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Culture of Mozambique - history, people, clothing ...

Mozambique a great diversity of animal life, including zebras, water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, hippopotami, and crocodiles. The country has established national parks and game reserves where these animals are protected. Demography. The estimated

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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Political Imagination in ...

2017-7-31  Age of Concrete: Housing and the Political Imagination in Mozambique’s Capital, 1940s to the Present Please join us for a seminar by David Morton 7th August 2017, 11am – 12:30pm Venue: Urban Futures Centre (at DUT) Steve Biko campus, S2 block on the 4th floor Abstract: Unplanned areas of many African cities exploded in size after independence,

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David Morton Ohio University Press / Swallow Press

Age of Concrete Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique By David Morton. Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete embodying the ambitions of people who built their own largest ...

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Concrete violence, indifference and future-making in ...

2020-7-23  Morton, DS (2015) Age of Concrete: Housing and the Imagination in Mozambique's Capital, c. 1950 to Recent Times. PhD dissertation. PhD dissertation. University of Minnesota.

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Mozambique - The World Factbook

2021-6-29  Mozambique’s high poverty rate is sustained by natural disasters, disease, high population growth, low agricultural productivity, and the unequal distribution of wealth. The country’s birth rate is among the world’s highest, averaging around more than 5 children per woman (and higher in rural areas) for at least the last three decades.

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African History Book List Ohio University Press ...

Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete embodying the ambitions of people who built their own largest investment and greatest bequest to the future.

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Recent Dissertations History College of Liberal Arts ...

2021-7-12  "A History of Music and Politics in Mozambique from 1890s to the Present" ... New Transportation Technology and Urban Transformation of Tianjin, 1860-1937" ... "Age of Concrete: Housing and the Imagination in Mozambique's Capital, c. 1950 to Recent Times." Advisors: Allen Isaacman, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick ...

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Culture of Mozambique - history, people, clothing ...

Mozambique a great diversity of animal life, including zebras, water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, hippopotami, and crocodiles. The country has established national parks and game reserves where these animals are protected. Demography. The estimated

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Mozambique Data

Mozambique. The Human Capital Index (HCI) database provides data at the country level for each of the components of the Human Capital Index as well as for the overall index, disaggregated by gender. The index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, given the risks of poor health and poor ...

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UNdata record view Population by age, sex and

1 - Data have not been adjusted for underenumeration, estimated at 5.0 per cent for urban population and 10.0 per cent for rural population. 2 - Excluding nomad population. 3 - Data refer to the settled population based on the 1979 Population Census and the latest household prelisting. The refugees of Afghanistan in Iran, Pakistan, and an ...

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Urban Development Overview - World Bank

2020-4-20  Urban Development. Globally, over 50% of the population lives in urban areas today. By 2045, the world's urban population will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing their expanding populations need.

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