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Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism

Ato Quayson
Format
Book
Published
Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780822357339 (cloth : alk. paper), 082235733X (cloth : alk. paper), 9780822357476 (pbk. : alk. paper), 082235747X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: urban theory and performative streetscapes
  • Ga Akutso formation and the question of hybridity : the Afro-Brazilians (Tabon) of Accra
  • The spatial fix : colonial administration, disaster management, and land-use distribution in early twentieth-century Accra
  • Osu borla no, sardine chensii soo: Danes, Euro-Africans, and the transculturation of Os
  • "The beautyful ones": tro-tro slogans, cell phone advertising, and the hallelujah chorus
  • "Este loco, loco" : transnationalism and the shaping of Accra's salsa scene
  • Pumping irony : gymming, the Kóbóló, and the cultural economy of free time
  • The lettered city : literary representations of Accra
  • Conclusion: on urban free time: Vladimir, Estragon, and Rem Koolhaas.
Description
xii, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-292) and index.
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