Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Reinventing Order in the Congo: How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa” as Want to Read:
Reinventing Order in the Congo: How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Reinventing Order in the Congo: How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa

by
3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The populations of many Third World mega-cities have far outstripped any apparent economic basis for their size and survival. In this volume Congolese and Western social scientists cover most aspects of urban life in Kinshasa--how ordinary people hustle for a modest living; the famous "bargaining" system ordinary Kinois have developed; and how they access food, water suppl ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Zed Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Reinventing Order in the Congo, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Reinventing Order in the Congo

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-27)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Fred Rose
Feb 11, 2014 Fred Rose rated it really liked it
Very readable for an academic book. It's a 10 year old book but not a lot has changed in those years. It's a very good, concise way to see how the basic structure of a city of 9 million people works without any real government or formal economy. People still eat, drink, work and get around. I was reading this while in the Congo, so it helped put things in perspective.
Nicole
May 01, 2015 Nicole rated it really liked it
Read this for an Africana Studies class, excellent collection of scholarship of different cultural elements of Kinshasa circa mid-'90s.
Katherine
Sep 22, 2007 Katherine rated it it was ok
A bit academic, but given the number of books written about Kinshasa, I shouldn't complain.
Michael J Sharp
Michael J Sharp rated it really liked it
Dec 22, 2013
Chi Pham
Chi Pham rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2012
Jenny Tegelvik
Jenny Tegelvik rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2017
Nathan
Nathan rated it liked it
Jul 22, 2016
Carli
Carli marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2008
Melissa
Melissa is currently reading it
Feb 22, 2009
Kristen
Kristen marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2010
Lorraine M. Thompson
Lorraine M. Thompson marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2011
Mercy Mzilah
Mercy Mzilah marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2012
Beth
Beth marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2013
Lupita Ar
Lupita Ar marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2013
Mikal Rian
Mikal Rian marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2014
Kit
Kit added it
Mar 27, 2014
Philip
Philip marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2014
Omar
Omar marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Luke Dgweed
Luke Dgweed marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2014
Tania
Tania marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2015
Gitte
Gitte added it
May 08, 2015
Gail Owen
Gail Owen marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2015
nico
nico marked it as to-read
May 04, 2016
Koby
Koby marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2016
Olivier
Olivier marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2017
Dawn
Dawn marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2017
Juliana Philippa
Juliana Philippa marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book