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SWAHILI MODERNITIES : Culture, Politics, and Identity on the East Coast of Africa

Caplan, Pat and Topan, Farouk, eds. 2004. SWAHILI MODERNITIES : Culture, Politics, and Identity on the East Coast of Africa. Lawrenceville, NJ: AFRICA WORLD PRESS. ISBN 978-1592210466 [Edited Book]

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This book considers the themes of modernity, identity and politics on the East African coast and islands. This area is undergoing rapid change as globalisation makes its impact. Tourism, increased monetisation, emigration and immigration and various multinational agencies are all significant factors. The volume also focuses on how the Swahili language, literature and culture have been affected by modernity and the way in which Swahili women continue to live under the strong social constraints that this community place them under.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2004

Item ID:

18338

Date Deposited:

16 May 2016 14:52

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 10:59

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18338

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