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Author Quayson, Ato, author.

Title Oxford Street, Accra : city life and the itineraries of transnationalism / Ato Quayson
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xii, 297 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Summary In Oxford Street, Accra, Ato Quayson analyzes the dynamics of Ghana's capital city through a focus on Oxford Street, part of Accra's most vibrant and globalized commercial district and a microcosm of historical and urban processes that have made Accra the variegated and contradictory metropolis that it is today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Text in English
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Subject HISTORY -- Africa -- West.
Soziale Situation
Oxford Street (Accra, Ghana)
Accra (Ghana) -- History
Ghana -- Accra
Ghana -- Accra -- Oxford Street
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822376293