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The Red Colobus Monkeys: Variation in Demography, Behavior, and Ecology of Endangered Species

Thomas T. Struhsaker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780198529583
eISBN:
9780191712746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529583.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Based on field studies spanning nearly 40 years, this reference book summarizes and integrates past research with new and previously unpublished information on the behavioral ecology of Africa's red ... More


Zoroastrians in East Africa

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the situation and history of Parsis in East Africa, particularly in Zanzibar and Kenya. It suggests that Parsis came to East Africa, first to Zanzibar and then across to the ... More


Love in Africa

Jennifer Cole and Lynn M. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226113524
eISBN:
9780226113555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113555.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ... More


The Creation of Administrative and Landowning Categories

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes how the legal aspects of land ownership on the coast were confused by the ambiguous status of the area. Theoretically, the coast was the domain of the Sultan of Zanzibar, it ... More


Down the African Coast, from Aden to the Island of the Crocodile

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The map of the Indian Ocean in the Book of Curiosities shows the Gulf of Aden as a gateway to the ports and islands of the East Africa, known today as the Swahili coast. Fatimid commercial relations ... More


The Colonial Medical Service and the struggle for control of the Zanzibar Maternity Association, 1918–47

Anna Greenwood

in Beyond the State: The colonial medical service in British Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089671
eISBN:
9781526104366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089671.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Zanzibar Maternity Association (ZMA) was a charitable organisation established in 1918 to help Zanzibari women during parturition. Majority funding came from the Arab and Indian communities who, ... More


Reform in Context V: Zanzibar (and the Comoros)

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces Zanzibar as the regional context for the emergence of both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements of reform. Zanzibar’s history since the late 19th century was informed by the ... More


Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Domestication: Consumer Imports in Zanzibar

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254244
eISBN:
9780520941472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254244.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Modernity, as a mode of perception, was ideologically forged at a moment when the world was becoming deeply interconnected. Western analysts tended to harm the reputation of other modes of ... More


“The House I Live in…a Language which Barks and Scorns at Me behind Every Corner”

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036021
eISBN:
9780813038636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores Abdulrazak Gurnah's works. The European colonizer/African colonized discourse is explicitly complicated in Zanzibar, the birth place of Gurnah, by a set of circumstances which ... More


Seats and Sites of Authority: British Colonial Collecting on the East African Coast

Sarah Longair

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For over a thousand years, the Swahili culture of coastal East Africa had developed by synthesising myriad influences from the African continent, Arabia and across the Indian Ocean. By the ... More


Fierce Speculation, 1967–75

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on John Brunner's works from 1967 to 1975. These include Quicksand (1967), which garnered testy and argumentative reviews; Zanzibar (1968), which went on to garner Nebula and ... More


Deeds of Freed Slaves: Manumission and Economic and Social Mobility in Pre-Abolition Zanzibar

Thomas F. McDow

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the social and religious aspects of manumission in Zanzibar and the integral yet hidden role that freed slaves played in the economy. Slaves in the Indian Ocean World existed in ... More


Zanzibar and the Coast

Andrew Coulson

in Tanzania: A Political Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679966
eISBN:
9780191765964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679966.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

By the end of the sixteenth century, the Portuguese controlled the Indian Ocean. But in 1650 Muscat, the capital of Oman, broke free and gradually established control over the other ports on the East ... More


Parallel Worlds

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the metaphor of parallel worlds as it relates to the work of John Brunner. Brunner once observed that while we all inhabit the same world, we live in and among ... More


Interview with John Brunner: Conducted by Steven L. Goldstein

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents the transcript of an interview with John Brunner conducted by Steven L. Goldstein. The interview covered topics such as where Brunner gets his ideas; how he goes about putting ... More


The afterlife of the Lanchester Plan: Zanzibar as the garden city of tomorrow

Garth Andrew Myers and Makame Ali Muhajir

in Garden cities and colonial planning: Transnationality and urban ideas in Africa and Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090554
eISBN:
9781781707913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090554.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Dealing with British colonial Zanzibar, this chapter bridges between the preceding chapters on French colonial Africa and the following ones, on British Mandate Palestine. It was the renowned British ... More


The East African Slave Trade and the Making of the African Diaspora in Arabia

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter places the history of the East African slave trade and the growth of the African diaspora in eastern Arabia in global context. By following the lives of enslaved Africans from the moment ... More


Antislavery and Empire: Paradoxes of Liberation in the Western Indian Ocean

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines British antislavery policy in the Indian Ocean, focusing particularly on the lives of enslaved Africans who were “freed” by the Royal Navy, and it illustrates how their lives ... More


Zanzibar

James Heartfield

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190491673
eISBN:
9780190662981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The Arab slave trade was mostly carried on from Zanzibar, under its Omani Sultans, Seyyid Majid and Syed Barghash. The Sultans of Zanzibar owed their thrones to the support of the British Empire, an ... More


The Limits of Imperial Humanitarianism

Caroline Shaw

in Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190200985
eISBN:
9780190201012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200985.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter follows British responses to the three fugitive slave circulars of the Admiralty of July 1875–August 1876 that aimed to limit the cases in which the Royal Navy could admit escaped slaves ... More


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