Landlords and Lodgers Socio-Spatial Organization in an Accra Community
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Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Based on 25 years of research on and in Sabon Zongo, one of the oldest migrant communities in Accra, Ghana, this book is about the spatial and social production of this community within this urban setting. While Sabon Zongo is clearly part of the larger urban landscape of Accra, it is also culturally distinct, representing the melding of a migrant Hausa ethos, informed by Islam, its values and its institutions, and the metropolitan knowledge shared by all city dwellers. The author explores the interconnections of community residents to one another both in terms of built space--the boundaries of community, community structures, and compounds--and social space--the social networks, More...
|The Urban Cultural Context|
|Strangers, Struggles, and the Creation of Sabon Zongo|
|Sabon Zongo: Environmental Delimitations|
|Ties That Bind|
|Anthill Architecture: The Involuted Compound|
|Compound Social Space: Transformations through Living|
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