The Resource Spatial literacy : contemporary Asante women's place-making, Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare, (electronic resource)

Spatial literacy : contemporary Asante women's place-making, Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare, (electronic resource)

Label
Spatial literacy : contemporary Asante women's place-making
Title
Spatial literacy
Title remainder
contemporary Asante women's place-making
Statement of responsibility
Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book makes the case for an urgent praxis of critical spatial literacy for African women. It provides a critical analysis of how Asante women negotiate and understand the politics of contemporary space in Accra and beyond and the effect it has on their lives, demonstrating how they critically "read that world." Additionally, the book provides insight into Asante women's perspectives on their urban living conditions, their sense of place in Ghana's capital and the world at large, and how they make sense of these contemporary spaces, which are the result of transnational economic and cultural flows. In other words, the author discusses and recounts experiences surrounding her development and execution of a renegade African-feminist architecture project that reveals Asante women's critical literacy of contemporary space in terms of what they describe as its significant socio-spatial effects of akwantu, anibuei, ne sikasem: that is, travel, 'civilization,' and economics
Member of
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
304.2308209667
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF469
LC item number
.A46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender and cultural studies in Africa and the diaspora
Label
Spatial literacy : contemporary Asante women's place-making, Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Critical spatial literacy is urgent political praxis -- Chapter 2. Feminist positionality: renegade architecture in a certain ambiguity -- Chapter 3. Politics of (post)modern space: Asante women's place in a capitalist spatiality -- Vignette 1. Auntie Pauline Sampene (mobility) -- Chapter 4. Akwantu: travel and the making of roads -- Vignette 2. Auntie Evelina Amoakohene (education) -- Chapter 5. Anibuei: civilization and the opening of eyes -- Vignette 3. Akosua Serwa Opoku-Bonsu (economics) -- Chapter 6. Sikas'm: money matters and the love of gold -- Vignette 4. Nana Sarpoma (Asante identity) -- Chapter 7. Process not state, becoming not being -- Chapter 8. Conclusion: towards a pedagogy of critical spatial literacy
Control code
ocn832399768
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 173 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137281074
Other physical details
ill
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630542
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28576731
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)832399768
  • eblnew1137281073

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