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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Islam, gender, and slavery in West Africa circa 1500: a spatial archaeology of the Kano palace, northern Nigeria

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NAST H.J. (1) ;
(1) DePaul University, Chicago, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

The paper highlights the utility of a reworked Foucauldian mode of spatial analysis in understanding the dynamics of state formation in Islamicized West Africa. North African cultural innovations are introduced in this palace. Spatial oppositions emphasize the importance of paternity in increasing the authority of the king. Male state affairs are sited in or near public domains while female state-household activities are located in the secluded palace interior. Islamic forms of seclusion develop with the rise of mercantilism in the region

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 86, no1 [pp. 44-77]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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