Amanda Hammar

Amanda Hammar

Associate professor, Associate Professor

Introductory remarks on publicationslist

This is a selection of publications reflecting various aspects of my work:

Hammar, Amanda, forthcoming (2021). 'Speaking through Houses. Interweaving Biogrpahy, Property and Personhood in Urban Zimbabwe'. J J V`Bachofen Lecture, University of Basel. 

Hammar, Amanda, 2020. ‘Displacement Economies: A Relational Approach to Displacement’, in Peter Adey, Janet Bowstead, Katherine Brickell, Vandana Desai, Mike Dolton, Alasdair Pinkerton and Ayesha Siddiqi (eds.), The Handbook of Displacement, Palgrave Macmillan  

Hammar, Amanda, and Marianne Millstein, 2020. 'Juxtacity: An approach to urban difference, division, authority andf citizenship', Urban Forum, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 273-288

Hammar, Amanda, 2018: ‘Certifications of citizenship: reflections through an African lens’, Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 238-246

Hammar, Amanda, 2017. 'Urban Displacement and Resettlement in Zimbabwe: The Paradoxes of Propertied Citizenship', African Studies Review,  Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 81-104

Hammar, Amanda, 2017. ‘‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique, African Studies, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2pp. 43-259

Hammar, Amanda (ed), 2014. Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity, London: Zed Press, Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainsitutet

Hammar, Amanda, 2012. Review essay of ‘Whiteness in Zimbabwe’ by David McDermott Hughes, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 39, vol. 1, pp. 216-221

Hammar, Amanda, 2011. ‘Sleepwalking Lands: Literature and Landscapes of Transformation in Encounters with Couto’, in Byron Caminero-Santangelo and Garth Myers (eds), Environment in the Margins, Athens: Ohio University Press., pp. 121-140

Hammar, Amanda, JoAnn McGregor, Loren Landau, 2010. ‘Introduction: Displacing Zimbabwe: Crisis and Construction in Southern Africa’, Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 263-283

Hammar, Amanda, 2008. ‘In the Name of Sovereignty: Displacement and State Making in Post-Independence Zimbabwe’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 417-434

Hammar, Amanda, 2005.  ‘Disrupting Democracy? Altering Landscapes of Local Government in Post-2000 Zimbabwe’, Crisis States Research Centre Discussion Paper No. 9, London: London School of Economics, pp.1-35

Hammar, Amanda, Brian Raftopoulos and Stig Jensen (eds) 2003. Zimbabwe’s Unfinished Business: Rethinking Land, State and Nation in the Context of Crisis. Harare: Weaver Press

Hammar, Amanda, 2001. ‘‘The Day of Burning’: Eviction and Reinvention in the Margins of Northwest Zimbabwe’, Journal of Agrarian Change, Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2001, pp. 550-574


  1. 2020
  2. Published

    Displacement Economies: A Relational Approach to Displacement

    Hammar, Amanda, Nov 2020, The Handbook of Displacement. Adey, P., Bowstead, J., Brickell, K., Desai, V., Dolton, M., Pinkerton, A. & Siddiqi, A. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 67-77 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Juxtacity: An approach to urban difference, division, authority and citizenship

    Hammar, Amanda & Millstein, M., Oct 2020, In: Urban Forum. 31, 3, p. 273-288 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. 2018
  5. Published

    Certifications of citizenship: reflections through an African lens

    Hammar, Amanda, 2018, In: Contemporary South Asia. p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. 2017
  7. Published

    Urban Displacement and Resettlement in Zimbabwe: The Paradoxes of Propertied Citizenship

    Hammar, Amanda, Dec 2017, In: African Studies Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    ‘Becoming Mozambicanised’: Nostalgic amnesia among Zimbabweans adapting to ‘disorder’ in Mozambique

    Hammar, Amanda, Jun 2017, In: African Studies. 76, 2, p. 243-259 17 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. 2016
  10. Published

    Juxtafications of the Future: Growth-speak and its Shadow Sides in Africa

    Hammar, Amanda, 2016, In: Comparativ: Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und Vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung. 2, 26, p. 29-41 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. 2015
  12. Published

    The Concept and Paradoxes of Displacement

    Hammar, Amanda, 2015, Framing African Development – Challenges Concepts. Havnevik, K., Oestigaard, T., Tobisson, E. & Virtanen, T. (eds.). Brill, p. 111-134 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  13. 2014
  14. Published

    Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity

    Hammar, Amanda (ed.), 2014, London/New York: Zed Books. 270 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Displacement economies: paradoxes of crisis and creativity in Africa

    Hammar, Amanda, 2014, Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity. Hammar, A. (ed.). London/New York: Zed Books, p. 3-32 30 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    The paradoxes of class: crisis, displacement and repositioning in post-2000 Zimbabwe

    Hammar, Amanda, 2014, Displacement Economies in Africa: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity. Hammar, A. (ed.). London/New York: Zed Books, p. 79-104 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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