Author Amoo-Adare, Epifania Akosua, 1967-
Title Spatial literacy [electronic resource] : contemporary Asante women's place-making / Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 173 p.) : ill
Series Gender and cultural studies in Africa and the diaspora
Gender and cultural studies in Africa and the diaspora
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
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
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Link Print version: Amoo-Adare, Epifania Akosua, 1967- Spatial literacy. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 9781137281067 (DLC) 2012031271 (OCoLC)793573069
Subject Spatial behavior -- Ghana -- Accra
Women, Ashanti -- Social conditions
Feminist geography -- Ghana -- Accra
Women, Ashanti -- Ghana -- Accra -- Social conditions
Accra (Ghana) -- Social conditions
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