Kakuma Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Urbanism in Kenya's Accidental City

Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp is one of the world's largest, home to over 100,000 people drawn from across east and central Africa. Though notionally still a 'temporary' camp, it has become a permanent urban space in all but name with businesses, schools, a hospital and its own court system. Les mer
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Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp is one of the world's largest, home to over 100,000 people drawn from across east and central Africa. Though notionally still a 'temporary' camp, it has become a permanent urban space in all but name with businesses, schools, a hospital and its own court system. Such places, Bram J. Jansen argues, should be recognised as 'accidental cities', a unique form of urbanization that has so far been overlooked by scholars.

Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Jansen's book explores the dynamics of everyday life in such accidental cities. The result is a holistic socio-economic picture, moving beyond the conventional view of such spaces as transitory and desolate to demonstrate how their inhabitants can develop a permanent society and a distinctive identity. Crucially, the book offers important insights into one of the greatest challenges facing humanitarian and international development workers: how we might develop more effective strategies for managing refugee camps in the global South and beyond.

An original take on African urbanism, Kakuma Refugee Camp will appeal to practitioners and academics across the social sciences interested in social and economic issues increasingly at the heart of contemporary development.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction
1. Humanitarian Urbanism
2. The Entitlement Arena
Intermission: Walking the Camp
3. The Camp as Warscape
4. 'Digging' Aid: The Development of a Refugee Camp Economy
5. Moving Along: The Camp as Portal
6. There's No Way Back to the Village
Conclusion

Om forfatteren

Bram J. Jansen is an assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology of development at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.