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URBAN DYNAMICS IN BLACK AFRICA,
AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON D C CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SYSTEMS
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Urban areas have been selected as the foci of the study because of their enormous importance to the countries in which they are located as well as to the international arena. Most urban areas of Black Africa have intensive contact with the non-African world they provide environments which are favorable to change and they are centers of culture, society, economy, and polity, and the hubs of the communications and transportation networks. Stylistically, the study relies heavily upon general statements concerning urban dynamics. The statements are based primarily upon a comprehensive survey of the English and French literature on urban areas and urbanization in Black Africa, as regards the patterns of urban growth, urban migration and commitment, impact of migration and town life upon the individual, urban conditions, urban ethnicity, nonethnic practices and perspectives, bases of political conflict, bases of political integration, and patterns of change. Author
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