Pastimes and Politics Culture, Community, and Identity in Post-Abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945

ISBN-10: 0821413848

ISBN-13: 9780821413845

Edition: 2001

Authors: Laura Fair

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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Zanzibar History, Slavery, and Abolition
Culture and Community in Urban Zanzibar
Ethnicity, Identity, and Belonging
Being and Becoming an Arab: Citizenship, Consumption, and Race
Methodology
Dressing Up: Clothing, Class, and Gender in Post-Abolition Zanzibar
Dress, Class, and Ethnicity in the Nineteenth Century
Dressing Up: New Identities and New Clothes
Islam, Veiling, and Respectability
Gender, Politics, and Cultural Change
Conclusion
"The Land Is Ours! Why Should We Pay Rent?": Land, Law, and Housing in Colonial Ng'ambo
From Kiungani to Ng'ambo
Hut Tax, Ground Rent, and Resistance to World War I
Transformations in Urban Land Tenure and the Early Years of Ground Rent in Ng'ambo
Growing Tensions over Ground Rent
The Ground Rent Strike of 1928
The Music of Siti binti Saad: Creating Community, Crafting Identity, and Negotiating Power through Taarab
Taarab and the Creation of a Zanzibari Identity
Background on the Band and the Role of Religion in Their Rise to Fame
The Creative Context of Siti's Songs
Continuity and Change in the Constellations of Colonial Power
Gender and the Colonial Courts
"When you wanted me I stayed with you / Now you do not want me I have no need for you": Love, Sex, and Rejection between the Wars
Conclusion
Colonial Politics, Masculinity, and Football
The Early Years of Football in Zanzibar
The Politics of Sport in Colonial Zanzibar
Ethnicity, Nationalism, Masculinity, and Community: The Multiple Meanings of Football in Island Life
Conclusion
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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