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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Connectivity in Motion

Island Hubs in the Indian Ocean World

Editors: Schnepel, Burkhard, Alpers, Edward A. (Eds.)

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  • Expands the scope of Indian Ocean studies with a uniquely broad geographical frame
  • Applies the concept of connectivity to the role of islands in the Indian Ocean world
  • Employs a deeply interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon history, anthropology, and ethnography
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About this book

This original collection brings islands to the fore in a growing body of scholarship on the Indian Ocean, examining them as hubs or points of convergence and divergence in a world of maritime movements and exchanges. Straddling history and anthropology and grounded in the framework of connectivity, the book tackles central themes such as smallness, translocality, and “the island factor.” It moves to the farthest reaches of the region, with a rich variety of case studies on the Swahili-Comorian world, the Maldives, Indonesia, and more. With remarkable breadth and cohesion, these essays capture the circulations of people, goods, rituals, sociocultural practices, and ideas that constitute the Indian Ocean world. Together, they take up “islandness” as an explicit empirical and methodological issue as few have done before.

About the authors

Burkhard Schnepel is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany, and a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology. 
Edward A. Alpers is Research Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Reviews

“Connectivity in Motion is a rare achievement. Bringing together a rich variety of original perspectives, this collection takes the cutting-edge concept of connectivity as its anchor, applying it to the role of Indian Ocean islands. This is an innovative move, and the result is timely and relevant to scholars across many disciplines, including anthropology and geography. Emerging from a uniquely close cooperation between historians and anthropologists, the fascinating case studies presented here will advance new methodologies for studying maritime regions.” (Julia Verne, Professor of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schnepel, Burkhard

    Pages 3-31

  • Islands Connect: People, Things, and Ideas Among the Small Islands of the Western Indian Ocean

    Alpers, Edward A.

    Pages 33-55

  • Small Island Hubs and Connectivity in the Indian Ocean World: Some Concepts and Hypotheses from Historical Anthropology

    Gingrich, Andre

    Pages 57-91

  • Displaced Passengers: States, Movements, and Disappearances in the Indian Ocean

    Baldacchino, Godfrey

    Pages 93-108

  • The Role of Kilwa in the Trade of the Western Indian Ocean

    Campbell, Gwyn

    Pages 111-134

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eBook 107,09 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59725-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 137,14 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59724-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Connectivity in Motion
Book Subtitle
Island Hubs in the Indian Ocean World
Editors
  • Burkhard Schnepel
  • Edward A. Alpers
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59725-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59725-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59724-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 452
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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