SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An African crossroads, a frontier post and a colonial town, c.1880-1915; 2. Taking hold of the town, c.1915-1960; 3. The emergence of leisure; 4. Football is king; 5. About the town; 6. Dressing well; 7. High society; 8. Conclusion.

Promotional Information

This book is the first comprehensive study of leisure in an African colonial city.

Reviews

"This reviewer knows of no other book that conveys more powerfully the texture of urban life in colonial Africa...the author's vivid descriptions of leisure activities reveal in concrete terms the complex and often subtle ways that political power, religious belief, and consciousness of class and race shaped daily life." Charles Ambler, Historian "Richly documented from Congolese and European primary sources, as well as with copious field notes, Martin's book opens a fascinating window on Brazzaville's colonial-era social history...Martin has brilliantly demonstrated how important leisure-related activities were in the formation of national, ethnic, and racial consciousness in Congo." Choice "The paucity of secondary literature makes Phyllis M. Martin's study of leisure and sport in colonial Brazzaville a welcome contribution. The thorough, sophisticated character of this book is to be applauded for it sets leisure firmly within the larger picture of African history." William J. Baker, American Historical Review "Martin succeeds in capturing the heartbeat of an evolving urban culture... As a compelling and in places haunting recreation of the spice of life for the African Brazzavillois of the times her book is a model to be followed and a masterpiece which I suspect cannot be duplicated." Jan Vansina, The Int'l Jrnl of African Historical Studies

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » Africa » General
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville (African Studies) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top