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Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville
     

Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville

by Phyllis Martin
 

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.

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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:
9780521495516
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/11/1996
Series:
African Studies Series
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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