publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

From Family Solidarity to Social Classes: Urban Stratification in Angola (Luanda and Ondjiva)*

Rodrigues, Cristina Udelsmann;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The analysis of recent social transformations in two Angolan cities – Luanda and Ondjiva – highlights the maintenance and strengthening of groups and social networks based on family ties on the one hand and, on the other, the construction of new solidarities and identities derived from a traditional framework and recreated in the urban context in recent decades. Family solidarity and reciprocity in the post-independence, post-war context in Luanda and Ondjiva are the basis of social strategies, and the new forms of urban extended family have supported individuals during rapid urban growth and socio-economic uncertainty in multiple ways: providing economic suppor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Development economics, Reciprocity (social psychology), Solidarity, Sociology, Social network, business.industry, business, Urban sociology, Economic growth, Extended family, Family ties, Social change, Anthropology, Social class
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