Taking two neighborhoods in Dakar and Douala, the article investigates the processes through which these localities attempt to strike a balance between multiplying the conceivable relations among people, materials, and talk and forging a provisional framework to keep things from getting out of hand.
AbdouMaliq Simone; Emergency Democracy and the “Governing Composite”. Social Text 1 June 2008; 26 (2 (95)): 13–33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2007-027
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