TANZANIA. MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN URBAN COMMUNITIES
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TANZANIA. MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN URBAN COMMUNITIES
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S0321-50750000616-3-1
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Authors
Oxana Ivanchenko 
Daria A. Zelenova Petr Popov
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35-40
Abstract
The authors analyze the results of a field study conducted in September 2013 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) within the framework of a project «Practice of mutual aid in the African metropolis, by giving an example of Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam». The authors examine the contemporary forms of mutual aid, common among residents of traditional African quarters, - uswahilini (Sw. - «Quarter for Africans» or literally - «the place of Swahili people»), the structure of groups covered by it, and compare it with the state practice of microcredit vikoba, has become popular in Dar es Salaam in the recent years.A crucial feature of urban mutual aid practices, as the example of Dar es Salaam demonstrates, is their rapid transformation, which is understandable, since they reflect the changes taking place in the city. For their research the authors have chosen two Dar-es-Salaam districts with the most interesting social composition and geography of settlement: Gongo la Mboto and Mbagala, both of which are perceived as uswahilini districts.
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Tanzania, urban communities, uswahilini, mutual aid practices
Date of publication
01.04.2015
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