The book describes the worlds where Swahili language is spoken as multi-centred contexts that cannot be thought of as located in a specific coastal area of Kenya or Tanzania. The articles included in the book are written by historians or anthropologists Alessandra Vianello, Mohamed Khassim, Francesca Declich, Katrin Bromber, Kjersti Larsen, Maria Suriano, Mohamed Saleh, Gerard Von Bruinhorst, Linda Giles, Rebecca Gherart. The contributors discuss socio-cultural contexts from a range of geographical areas where Swahili is spoken, from Somalia to Mozambique along the Indian Ocean and in Europe and the US, out of Africa. In the attempt to de-essentialize the concepts of translocality and cosmopolitanism the emphasis of the book is on translocality as experienced by different social strata and by gender and cosmopolitanism as an acquired attitude.

Translocal Connections across the Indian Ocean. Swahili Speaking Networks on the Move

FRANCESCA DECLICH
2018-01-01

Abstract

The book describes the worlds where Swahili language is spoken as multi-centred contexts that cannot be thought of as located in a specific coastal area of Kenya or Tanzania. The articles included in the book are written by historians or anthropologists Alessandra Vianello, Mohamed Khassim, Francesca Declich, Katrin Bromber, Kjersti Larsen, Maria Suriano, Mohamed Saleh, Gerard Von Bruinhorst, Linda Giles, Rebecca Gherart. The contributors discuss socio-cultural contexts from a range of geographical areas where Swahili is spoken, from Somalia to Mozambique along the Indian Ocean and in Europe and the US, out of Africa. In the attempt to de-essentialize the concepts of translocality and cosmopolitanism the emphasis of the book is on translocality as experienced by different social strata and by gender and cosmopolitanism as an acquired attitude.
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