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Spatial Literacy: Contemporary Asante Women's Place-making - Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora (Paperback)
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Spatial Literacy: Contemporary Asante Women's Place-making - Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora (Paperback)

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Paperback 173 Pages / Published: 06/02/2013
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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.'

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349448012
Number of pages: 173
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2013


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"What Amoo-Adare brings to the literature is an intensely critical approach that is self-refl ective. Her identity informs the work and gives it urgency . . . Yet she is aware of her role as both insider and outsider, given her identity as a woman architect and scholar with African roots, a Western education and extensive travel in her adult life. She intentionally brings that hybrid identity into her analysis. By doing so, she gives readers a model for how to think about their own identities and trainings and how that affects their interpretation of urbanization in different parts of the world." - Jorunal of the American Planning Association

"In this compelling new book, Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare offers a much-needed bottom-up analysis of urban space in Africa ... The author effectively balances advanced theory with richly detailed, insightful narratives that make the text accessible and essential for students, scholars, and practitioners alike." - Journal of the American Planning Association

"The coruscatingly pathbreaking and iconoclastic text opens up new approaches to our understanding of the relationship among space, scale, gender, pedagogy, and the coloniality of being. It is a must read." - Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Liberation

"Drawing on her personal mobility and professional history as an architect with an Asante heritage, the author offers feminists, planners, architects, globalists, and Africanists a new way of conceptualizing race, class, sex, and culture through critical spatial literacy. She grounds the everyday lives of fifteen Asante women in Accra in their migration to the city where education, centrality of money and hard work, and pride in their identity brings to life a vibrant analysis about fluidity amid rapid urbanization and the need for a womanist politics of urban space." - Jacqueline Leavitt, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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