Reinventing Order in the Congo

How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa

Theodore Trefon

Reinventing Order in the Congo

Theodore Trefon

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240 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842774915 Published December 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
Maps
 
1. Introduction: Reinventing Order
Theodore Trefon
2. The Kinshasa Bargain
Anastase Nzeza Bilakila
3. The Tap is on Strike: Water Distribution and Supply
Angéline Maractho Mudzo Mwacan and Theodore Trefon
4. Food Security in Kinshasa: Coping with Adversity
Eric Tollens
5. The Miracle of Life in Kinshasa: New Approaches to Public Health
Peter Persyn and Fabienne Ladrière
6. The Diploma Paradox: University of Kinshasa between Crisis and Salvation
Télésphore Tsakala and Munikengi and Willy Bongo-Pasi Moke Sangol
7. Acting on Behalf (and in Spite) of the State: NGOs and Civil Society Associations in Kinshasa
Marco Giovannoni, Theodore Trefon, Jérôme Kasongo Banga and Charles Mwema
8. Hidden Families, Single Mothers and Cibalabala: Economic Regress and Changing Household Composition in Kinshasa
Tom De Herdt
9. When Kinois Take to the Streets
Gauthier de Villers and jean Omasombo Tshonda
10. On Being Shege in Kinshasa: Children, the Occult and the Street
Filip De Boeck
11. The Elusive Lupemba: Rumours about Fame and (Mis)fortune in Kinshasa
Bob W. White
 
Bibliography
Chapter Abstracts in French
Contributors
Index
 
 
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