Below is a selected bibliography of essays that explore the issues of imbalance between voices from the “Global North” and voices from the “Global South” in urban studies. This is the theoretical background for creating our first list of readings, which all explore interesting cultural and urban phenomena in Dar es Salaam in an attempt to propose accurate and nuanced accounts of city life.
- Brenner, N. and Schmid, C. (2014). The ‘Urban Age’ in Question. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
- Edjabe, Ntone, and E. A. Pieterse. (2011) African Cities Reader. Vlaeberg, South Africa: Chimurenga.
- Fourchard, L. (2013). African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 37: 1107–1109.
- McFarlane, C. (2010). The comparative city: knowledge, learning, urbanism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 34(4), 725-742.
- Robinson J (2002) Global and world cities: A view from off the map. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 26(3): 531-554
- Roy, A. (2009). The 21st-century metropolis: new geographies of theory. Regional Studies, 43(6), 819-830.
- Simone, Abdou Maliqalim (2004). For the city yet to come: changing African life in 4 cities. Duke University Press.
- Varley, A. (2013). Postcolonialising informality? Environment and Planning: Society and Space, 31(1), 4-22.
- Various Authors (2012). Special Issue: ’New Directions in Urban Theory’. Urban Geography 33(4)
- Various Authors (2011). Special Issue: ‘International Comparative Urbanism’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35(1)
- Watson, V. (2009). Seeing from the South: Refocusing urban planning on the globe’s central urban issues. Urban Studies, 46(11), 2259-2275.