Publications: Book Chapters

Food Security and Gender

Belinda Dodson & Alison Goebel

2014, In Daniel Lee Kleinman, Karen Cloud-Hansen and Jo Handelsman (eds.), Controversies in Science and Technology Volume 4: From Sustainability to Surveillance (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Urban Informality and Migrant Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda & Caroline Skinner

2014, In Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner (eds.) Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in Urban South Africa (Ottawa: IDRC). This book provides a wide-ranging analysis of the informal sector and migrant entrepreneurship in South Africa’s cities. With unemployment rampant in the formal sector, the informal economy has emerged as a major source…

Feeding African Cities: The Growing Challenge of Urban Food Insecurity

Jonathan Crush & Bruce Frayne

2014, In Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse (eds.), Africa’s Urban Revolution (London: Zed Books). This chapter argues that the international food security agenda, which focuses on small farmer production as the means for alleviating poverty and hunger in Africa, is inadequate and will not achieve its objectives. This approach fails to acknowledge that within two…

Approaching Food Security in Cities of the Global South

Jonathan Crush

2014, In Susan Parnell and Sophie Oldfield (eds.), A Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South (London: Routledge). The challenge of building sustainable and food secure cities has been identified as the critical development issue of the twenty-first century (Satterthwaite et al. 2010; Birch and Wachter 2011; Fox 2011). The cities of the south are being engulfed by a deepening…

The Urban Informal Economy: Enhanced Knowledge, Appropriate Policies and Effective Organization

Martha Chen and Caroline Skinner

2014, In Susan Parnell and Sophie Oldfield (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Cities of the Global South  (London: Routledge). Abstract Understanding urban informal employment is critical to designing urban plans and policies to reduce urban poverty. Despite predictions to the contrary, recent urbanization in many countries has been neither driven nor accompanied by industrialization. Indeed,…