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Incremental infrastructures : material improvisation and social collaboration across post-colonial Accra

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

SILVER, J.
Dept. of Geography, Univ., Durham, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This article examines incremental infrastructures through material improvisation and social collaboration across post-colonial Accra. This refers to ad hoc actions on the part of slum dwellers to connect to energy networks or carve out informal living spaces. It examines shifts in the Accra energy network as urban dwellers rework connections to flows of electricity. It also considers the material adjustment of housing and the role of cooperation in responding to threats of demolition and displacement. Together, incremental infrastructures and the ways that they are constituted articulate a prefigurative politics in which residents seek to generate access to new infrastructural worlds.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban geography, issn : 0272-3638, 2014, vol. 35, n°. 6, p. 788-804, nombre de pages : 17, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Silver Spring, MD, Winston

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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