A material culture : consumption and materiality on the coast of precolonial East Africa

"A Material Culture focuses on objects in Swahili society through the elaboration of an approach that sees both people and things as caught up in webs of mutual interaction. It therefore provides both a new theoretical intervention in some of the key themes in material culture studies, includin...

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Main Author: Wynne-Jones, Stephanie , [Author]
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Physical Description: xiii, 232 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps.
Contents/pieces: 1 records
Online Access: Online available (Ebook Central)
Table of Contents:
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  • 1.
  • A Material Culture: Introduction
  • 2.
  • Objects in the Swahili World
  • 3.
  • Kilwa Kisiwani: Establishing a Town
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  • Vumba Kuu: Negotiating Similarity and Difference
  • 5.
  • Moving Inland from the Coast
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  • Community and Identity in Material Culture
  • 7.
  • The Indian Ocean before the Arrival of Europeans
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  • Swahili Material Worlds.