Urban Enclaving Futures

Scientific publications

Below you will find a list of highly selected recent relevant publications from affiliated researchers to the project.

Photo of a classroom in Ghana. We see the backs of many students taking notes, and the professor in the front.
Presentation by Dr Austin D. Ablo at the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana
Idunn Lüllau Holthe/UiB

Main content

Ablo, Austin D.
2020. [with G. A. B. Yiran, F. E. Asem and G.Owusu]  Urban Sprawl in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the literature in selected countries Ghana Journal of Geography Vol.12 No.1 

2019. [with E. O. Denchie and R. Overå] Land governance and access dynamics in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana African Geographical Review. DOI:10.1080/19376812.2020.1831560

2018. Scale, local content and the challenges of Ghanaians employment in the oil and gas industry Geoforum v.96 pp.181-189

2018. [with E. E. Yekple]. Urban water stress and poor sanitation in Ghana: perception and experiences of residents in the Ashaiman Municipality. GeoJournal, 83, 583-594.

2018. [with V.K. Asamoah]. Local participation, institutions and land acquisition for energy infrastructure: The case of the Atuabo gas project in Ghana. Energy Research & Social Science.

2017. The micro-mechanisms of power in local content requirements and their constraints on Ghanian SMEs in the oil and gas sector. Norwegian Journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2017.1299213.

2017. [with R. Badwi  and R. Overå]. The importance and limitations of social networks for labour market integration of Ghanaian immigrants in Bergen, Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2017.1406402.

Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge
2021. [with J. Sumich] Just out of Reach: Imminence and Political Subjectivity in Mozambique.  (published online) Journal of Current Anthropology.

2021. A lesser human? Utopian registers of urban reconfiguration in Maputo, Mozambique. Social Anthropology 29(1) DOI: 10.1111/1469-8676.12988

2020. [with M. Nielsen and J. Sumich]. Enclaving: Spatial Detachment as and Aesthetics of Imagination in an Urban Sub-Saharan African Context. Urban Studies.

2019. [co-edited with Sheila Pereira Khan and Maria Paula Meneses] Mozambique on the Move: Challenges and Reflections. Leiden: Brill, pp. 294.

2018. Composing texts and the composition of uprisings: Notes on writing the postcolonial political. In Morten Nielsen and Nigel Rapport (eds) The Composition of Anthropology: How Anthropological Texts Are Written. London: Routledge, pp. 56-72.

2017. Efervescência efémera: levantamentos populares urbanos em Moçambique. In Luís de Brito (ed.) Agora eles têm medo de nós! - Uma colectânea de textos sobre as revoltas populares em Moçambique (2008-2012). Maputo: IESE, pp. 124-152 [OPEN ACCESS book and chapter]

2016. Violent Becomings: State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique. New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 320. [OPEN ACCESS BOOK].

2014a. Effervescence and Ephemerality: Popular Urban Uprisings in Mozambique. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, DOI:10.1080/00141844.2014.929596.

2014b. [with Inge Tvedten and Sandra Roque] Engaging, Transcending and Subverting Dichotomies: Discursive Dynamics of Maputo’s Urban Space. Urban Studies, 51(13):2752-2769, DOI: 10.1177/0042098013512872.

Gastrow, Claudia
2020. DIY Verticality: The Politics of Materiality in Luanda City & Society, 32: 93-117.

2020. Housing middle-classness: formality and the making of distinction in Luanda. Africa, 90(3), 509-528. 

2020. Urban States: The Presidency and Planning in Luanda, Angola. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 44: 366-383.

2019. Recycling Consumption: Political Power and Elite Wealth in Angola. In D. Posel & I. Van Wyk (Eds.), Conspicuous Consumption in Africa pp. 79-95. Wits University Press.

2017. Cement Citizens: Housing, Demolition and Political Belonging in Luanda, Angola. Citizenship Studies. 21(2): 224 – 239

2017. Aesthetic Dissent: Urban Redevelopment and Political Belonging in Luanda, Angola. Antipode. 49 (2): 377 - 396

2017. Urban. Somatosphere. 6 November.

Manuel, Sandra
2021. Performing  Respect: Contemporary Strategies and Lived Experiences in Intimate Relationships in Maputo. Journal of African Cultural Studieshttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13696815.2021.1930521

2014. [with R. Pose, J. Engel, & A. Pocin]. Against All Odds: Mozambique’s Gains in Primary Health Care. ODI Development Progress. London: Overseas Development Institute.

2013. Sexuality in Cosmopolitan Maputo: The Aesthetics of Gendered Practice Through the Lenses of Class, in B. Obrist, V. Arlt & E. Macamo (eds.) Living the City in Africa: Processes of Invention and Intervention. Schweizerische Afrikastudien Vol. 10, Berlin: Lit-Verlag.

2012. [ed.]. Expressões da homossexualidade em Maputo. Estudos Homossexuais Vol.1. Maputo, Lambda UNFPA.

2011. [with E. Gune]. Doing Research on Sexuality in Africa: Ethical Dilemmas and the Positioning of the Researcher, in S.Tamale (ed), African Sexualities: A reader. Oxford, Pambazuka.

Mkhwanazi, Nolwazi
2018. Why Ethnography matters: A southern African perspective. In R.  Rinehart, J. Kidd & A. Garcia. Southern Hemisphere ethnographies of place, space and time. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

2017 [with D. Bhana]. Understanding Young families in South Africa. In N. Mkhwanazi and D. Bhana (eds) Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

2017. Rethabile’s Story: To be young, pregnant and black. In N. Mkhwanazi and D. Bhana (eds) Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

2016. Medical Anthropology in Africa: The trouble with a single story. Medical Anthropology 35(2): 193- 202.

2016 [with E. Block] Paternity matters: Premarital childbearing and belonging in South Africa and Lesotho. Social Dynamics 42(2): 273-288.

2016 [with L. Manderson and E. Block]. Fragility, fluidity, and resilience: Caregiving configurations three decades into AIDS. AIDS Care 28 (S4): 1-7.

2015. Twenty years of democracy and the politics of reproduction in South Africa. African Identities. 12 (3/4):  326-341.

2014. “An African way of doing things”: reproducing gender and generation. Anthropology Southern Africa 37 (1/2): 107-118.

Overå, Ragnhild
2017. Local Navigators in a Global Industry. The Gendered Nature of Entrepreneurship in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Service Sector. Journal of Development Studies. 53, 3: 361-374.

2015 [with A.D. Ablo]. Networks, trust and capital mobilization: challenges of embedded local entrepreneurial strategies in Ghana’s oil and gas industry. Journal of Modern African Studies. 53, 3: 391-413.

2015 [with F. Boamah]. Rethinking livelihood impacts of biofuel land deals in Ghana. Development and Change, 47, 1: 98-129.

2011. Modernisation narratives and small-scale fisheries in Ghana and Zambia. Forum for Development Studies, 38, 3: 321-343.

2008. Mobile traders and mobile phones in Ghana. In: Katz, James (Ed.) Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2007. When men do women’s work: structural adjustment, unemployment and changing gender relations in the informal economy of Accra, Ghana. Journal of Modern African Studies, 45, 539-563.

2006. Networks, Distance and Trust: Telecommunications Development and Changing Trading Practices in Ghana. World Development, 34, 7: 1301-1315.

Sumich, Jason
2022. Building walls to tame time: Enclaves and the enduring power of failureEconomy and Society.

2021. [with B. E. Bertelsen] Just out of Reach: Imminence and Political Subjectivity in Mozambique.  (published online) Journal of Current Anthropology.

2020. ‘Just another African country’: socialism, capitalism and temporality in Mozambique. Third World Quarterly.

2020. [with M. Nielsen and B. E. Bertelsen]. Enclaving: Spatial Detachment as and Aesthetics of Imagination in an Urban Sub-Saharan African Context. Urban Studies.

2020. [with M. Nielsen] The Political Aesthetics of Middle Class Housing in (not so) Neoliberal Mozambique. Antipode.

2019. [with L. Buur]. No Smoke Without Fire: Securing Economic Enclaves in Mozambique. Development and Change.

2018. The Middle Class in Mozambique: The State and the Politics of Transformation in Africa, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2017. The Slow Decay of Southern Africa's Dominant-Party Regimes, GIGA Focus Africa, 08/2017, Hamburg: GIGA.

2016. The Middle Class of Mozambique and the Politics of the Blank Slate, in: Henning Melber (ed.), The Rise of Africa's Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements, London: Zed Books, 159-169.

2015. The Uncertainty of Prosperity: Dependence and the Politics of Middle Class Privilege in Maputo. Ethnos, 1, 1-21.

2014. Neither Nationals nor Cosmopolitans: The Political Economy of Belonging in Mozambique, in: Keith Hart / John Sharp (eds.), People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisis: Perspectives from the Global South, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 173-189.

2013. Tenuous Belonging: Citizenship, Democracy and Power in Mozambique. Social Analysis, 57, 2, 99-116.