Across the Copperbelt: Urban & Social Change in Central Africa’s Borderland Communities

Benoît Henriet (Editor), Miles Larmer (Editor), Iva Pesa (Editor), Rachel Taylor (Editor), Enid Guene (Editor)

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The Central African Copperbelt has been central to the study of modernisation and rapid social and political change in Africa. This volume expands on earlier studies by examining the mining communities of Katanga (DR Congo) and Zambia, on both sides of the border, from pre-colonial history to the present and encompassing diverse economic, social and cultural identities and activities. Bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines, the contributors explore the Copperbelt’s sense of identity – expressed in comic strips, football matches and religious teaching, the communities’ precarious and inventive ways of living, and the processes and impact of urbanisation and development, environmental degradation and changing gender relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages380
ISBN (Electronic)9781800101494
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Apr 2021


  • Copperbelt
  • africa
  • Social History

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