Africa's Legacies of Urbanization is the culmination of several decades of research, travel, and teaching. Goodwin provides an interdisciplinary and up-to-date look at African cities and the urbanization process. Beginning with an overview of the urban experience in Africa, Goodwin then studies the histories of urbanization in the various regions of the continent.
Currently an independent scholar, Stefan Goodwin was an an anthropologist on the faculties of Wayne State University and Morgan State University for thirty years.
Part 1 The Urban World Chapter 2 Urban Process and the Human Condition Chapter 3 Challenges of Settlement: An Ecological Perspective Part 4 Urban Designs from Ancient Africa Chapter 5 Emergence of Cities: The Centrality of Africa Chapter 6 Macedonians, Greeks, Romans, Africans Part 7 Western Africa Chapter 8 Legacies into the Late 14th Century Chapter 9 Retrenchment and Consolidation Chapter 10 Jihads, European Hegemony, and Beyond Part 11 Central Africa Chapter 12 Great Transformation: Commerce to Conquest Chapter 13 From Scramble to Struggle Part 14 Southern Africa Chapter 15 Innocence, Greed, Imperialism Chapter 16 Tribulations, Trials, Opportunities Part 17 Eastern Africa Chapter 18 Early Legacies from Near the Sea Chapter 19 Beyond Suez: Continuing Challenges Part 20 Northeastern Africa Chapter 21 Through the Era of Muhammad Ali Chapter 22 Northeastern Africa Evolving Chapter 23 Postspective