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The Resource Swahili port cities : the architecture of elsewhere, Prita Meier

Swahili port cities : the architecture of elsewhere, Prita Meier

Label
Swahili port cities : the architecture of elsewhere
Title
Swahili port cities
Title remainder
the architecture of elsewhere
Statement of responsibility
Prita Meier
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal environment and shows how an African mercantile society created a place of cosmopolitan longing. Meier understands architecture as more than a way to remake local space. Rather, the architecture of this liminal zone was an expression of the desire of coastal inhabitants to belong to places beyond their homeports. Here architecture embodies modern ideas and social identities engendered by the encounter of Africans with others in the Indian Ocean world
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meier, Prita
Dewey number
720.1/03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.S6
LC item number
.M48 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African expressive cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture and society
  • Stone buildings
  • Port cities
  • Islamic architecture
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Architecture and society
  • Islamic architecture
  • Port cities
  • Stone buildings
  • Africa, East
  • Architecture
  • Art, Architecture & Applied Arts
Label
Swahili port cities : the architecture of elsewhere, Prita Meier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: the place in-between
  • Difference set in stone: place and race in Mombasa
  • A "curious" minaret: sacred place and the politics of Islam
  • Architecture out of place: the politics of style in Zanzibar
  • At home in the world: living with transoceanic things
  • Conclusion: trading places
Control code
942596170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253019172
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19zpxx7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942596170
Label
Swahili port cities : the architecture of elsewhere, Prita Meier
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: the place in-between
  • Difference set in stone: place and race in Mombasa
  • A "curious" minaret: sacred place and the politics of Islam
  • Architecture out of place: the politics of style in Zanzibar
  • At home in the world: living with transoceanic things
  • Conclusion: trading places
Control code
942596170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253019172
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19zpxx7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942596170

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