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Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa
From the Margins to the Centre
While women in much of Africa have struggled to gain urban citizenship and continue to be weighed down by poor education, low income and confinement to domestic responsibilities due to patriarchic norms, a new form of urban dynamism–partly informed by the informal economy–is now enabling them to manage poverty, create jobs and order discount viagra link to the circuits of capital and labour. Relying on social ties, reciprocity, sharing and collaboration, women’s informal ‘solidarity entrepreneurialism’ is taking them away from the margins of business activity and catapulting them into the centre.
Bringing together key issues of gender, economic informality and urban planning in Africa, Kinyanjui demonstrates that women have become a critical factor in the making of a postcolonial city.
2. Theorizing planning and economic informality in an African city
3. Economic informality in Nairobi between 1980 and 2010
4. Women in Nairobi
5. Women, mobility and economic informality
6. Women in economic informality in Nairobi
7. The quest for spatial justice: from the margins to the centre
8. Women’s collective organizations and cheapest viagra without prescription economic informality
About the Author
Mary Njeri Kinyanjui is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. She holds a PhD in geography from the University of Cambridge. She researches on economic justice, small businesses, economic informality, social institutions and issues of international development. She has published articles in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Hemispheres, African Studies Review, African Geographical Review and Journal of East African Research and Development. She has been a visiting scholar at the International Development Centre (IDC) at the Open University in the UK and at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva.