Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville / Edition 1 by Phyllis Martin | 9780521524469 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville / Edition 1

Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville / Edition 1

by Phyllis Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521524466

ISBN-13: 9780521524469

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Phyllis Martin, a well-known Africanist scholar, opens up a whole new field of African research: the leisure activities of urban Africans. Her comprehensive study, set in colonial Brazzaville and based on a wide variety of written sources and interviews, investigates recreational activities from football and fashion to music, dance and night life.

Overview

In this book, Phyllis Martin, a well-known Africanist scholar, opens up a whole new field of African research: the leisure activities of urban Africans. Her comprehensive study, set in colonial Brazzaville and based on a wide variety of written sources and interviews, investigates recreational activities from football and fashion to music, dance and night life. In it, she brings out the ways in which these activities built social networks, humanised daily life and forged new identities, and explains how they ultimately helped to remake older traditions and values with new cultural forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521524469
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Series:
African Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An African crossroads, a frontier post and a colonial town, c.1880–1915; 2. Taking hold of the town, c.1915–1960; 3. The emergence of leisure; 4. Football is king; 5. About the town; 6. Dressing well; 7. High society; 8. Conclusion.

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