Part One: Introduction; 1. Theoretical and Ethnographic Contexts of Anthropology; Part A. Realms of Anthropological Thought; Part B. The Continent of Africa and its Urban Places; 2. Introduction to the Land, Peoples and Cultures of Ethiopia; 3. The Formation of Early Urban Places in Ethiopia; 4. The Geomorphology and Natural Resources of the Addis Ababa Region; Part Two: Early Development; 5. The Founding of Addis Ababa; 6. Patterns of Early Development; 7. Churches and Schools; 8. The Italian Occupation; Part Three: Urban Ecology; 9. The Urban Ecology of Roadscapes, Architectural Styles and Settlement Patterns; 10. Economic Institutions and Venues: An Historical Perspective; 11. Challenges to Public Health and Welfare; Part Four: Research on Motivation and Modernization: Prospects for the Future; 12. Motivation and Modernization:; A Review of David Korten's Urban Psychological Analysis Institutions; Part Five: Conclusions; 13. The State of the City in Comparative Perspective; Bibliography; Index.