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Feasts and riot : revelry, rebellion, and popular consciousness on the Swahili Coast, 1856-1888

Author: Jonathon Glassman
Publisher: Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann ; London : James Currey ; Nairobi : E.A.E.P. ; Dar es Salaam : Mkuki Na Nyota, ©1995.
Series: Social history of Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work focuses on the cultural and social history of Indians in Durban, exploring such topics as the rise and fall of the Indian peasantry and the economic logic of the Indian family. Above all,  Read more...

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Glassman, Jonathon.
Feasts and riot.
Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann ; London : James Currey ; Nairobi : E.A.E.P. ; Dar es Salaam : Mkuki Na Nyota, ©1995
(DLC) 94034509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathon Glassman
OCLC Number: 961899038
Notes: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: 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.
Contents: Introduction: The Contradictory Consciousness of a Swahili Crowd --
1. Peasants, Commodities and Power --
2. Struggles for the Caravan Trade --
3. Brute Beasts and Articulate Rebels --
4. Theft and Marriage --
5. Feasts and Riot --
6. Big Men and Impudent Children --
7. The Festival Riots of August and September 1888 --
8. Pangani under Rebel Rule --
Epilogue: The Ambiguities of Conquest.
Series Title: Social history of Africa.
Other Titles: Revelry, rebellion, and popular consciousness on the Swahili Coast, 1856-1888
Responsibility: Jonathon Glassman.

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