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Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2006) 'Review of "Landlords and Lodgers: socio-spatial organisation in an Accra community" by D. Pellow.' Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, 17 (2).

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Deborah Pellow has conducted fieldwork in the Ghanaian capital ofAccra since 1970. Landlords and Lodgers is the culmination of this research, focussing on the dominantly Muslim quarter of Sabon Zongo where the author commenced a long-term project in the early 1980s. The book contains previously published material, but Pellow’s synthesis of the data provides a more comprehensive analysis of the history, social politics and evolution of Sabon Zango’s vibrant urban space. In closely considering the genealogical foundations of the community, the book’s central aim is to describe the spatialisation of changing social relations over the past century and the ways in which cultural values and practices become manifest in the built environment.

Item Type: Book Reviews
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 10502092
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 11:40

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