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Author Verne, Julia

Title Living Translocality : Space, Culture and Economy in Contemporary Swahili Trade / Julia Verne
Published Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Series Erdkundliches Wissen ; Band 150
Erdkundliches Wissen.
Contents List of figures; acknowledgements; introduction: mobility and the geographies of space; arrangements; epistemology: a relational approach to translocality; methodology: a mobile ethnography of translocal trading practices; movements; finding one's way in(to) translocal connections: a trade journey through the tanzanian hinterland; living (up to) the translocal imagination: on and in-between business trips to dubai; sticking (to) trading connections: object geographies through the hands of wannabe traders
Searching home in a translocal space: economic dimensions of translocal cultural practicesenmeshments; mobility and the geographies of space: creating a translocal space through trade; living translocality: grounding theoretical concepts in the actual lives of actual people; references
Summary Mobility not only challenges the everyday lives of millions of people, it also challenges scientific understandings of society, culture and space. Based on long-term mobile ethnographic research connecting Zanzibar, the Tanzanian mainland, Mombasa, Dubai and London, this volume takes up this challenge by exploring the translocal space emerging around contemporary Swahili trade. Examining translocality as a lived experience, the book succeeds in refining often overly abstract notions of mobile settings and relational space
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 14, 2020)
Subject Swahili-speaking peoples -- Tanzania
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
Swahili-speaking peoples
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783515101653