Dar es Salaam. Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis

Histories from an Emerging African Metropolis

Author: James R. Brennan,Andrew Burton,Yusufu Qwaray Lawi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9987449700

Category: Architecture

Page: 279

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From its modest beginnings in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam has grown to become one of sub-Saharan Africa's most important urban centres. A major political, economic and cultural hub, the city stood at the cutting edge of trends that transformed twentieth-century East Africa. Dar es Salaam has recently attracted the attention of a diverse, multi-disciplinary, range of scholars, making it currently one of the continent's most studied urban centres. This collection from eleven scholars from Africa, Europe, North America and Japan, draws on some of the best of this scholarship and offers a comprehensive, and accessible, survey of the city's development. The perspectives include history, musicology, ethnomusicology, culture including popular culture, land and urban economics. The opening chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the history of the city. Subsequent chapters examine Dar es Salaam's twentieth century experience through the prism of social change and the administrative repercussions of rapid urbanization; and through popular culture and shifting social relations. The book will be of interest not only to the specialist in urban studies but also to the general reader with an interest in Dar es Salaam's environmental, social and cultural history. James Brennan is a Lecturer in History at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research interests include nationalism and urbanization in Tanzania, and he is currently researching the historical role of radio and other mass media in East Africa's political culture. Andrew Burton is an Honorary Research Fellow of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, based in Addis Ababa. He has published widely on East African urban culture; and his current interests are the history of youth, urbanization and delinquency in Eastern Africa. Yusuf Lawi is the former Head of the Department of History at the University of Dar es Salaam; and is currently Senior Lecturer in History and Deputy Director of the University's Centre for Continuing Education. He specializes in environmental and social history.

Tell Es-Sa'idiyeh

Excavations on the Tell, 1964-1966

Author: James B. Pritchard

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 9780934718608

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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The findings from the excavations (1964-1966) at a prominent mound in the central Jordan Valley are described by the excavator. Strata of occupation extend from the late ninth century B.C. through the Roman period. Each is described in terms of its architecture, pottery, and other artifacts. University Museum Monograph, 60

The Medicine Man Among the Zaramo of Dar Es Salaam

Author: Lloyd W. Swantz

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171062994

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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As an urban anthropologist, pastor and teacher the author has lived for many years among the Zaramo. This revised doctoral thesis is an important and well documented study of the traditional healers in the urban setting.

Así Es la Vida

Author: Jack Delano

Publisher: La Editorial, UPR

ISBN: 9780847702473

Category: Art

Page: 194

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"Bilingual collection of Delano's caricatures that appeared under the artist's pseudonym ""Joaquin"" in the English-language weekly The Island Times, from 1955 to 1963."

OpenGL ES 2.0 Programming Guide

Author: Aaftab Munshi,Dan Ginsburg,Dave Shreiner

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132701792

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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OpenGL ES 2.0 is the industry’s leading software interface and graphics library for rendering sophisticated 3D graphics on handheld and embedded devices. With OpenGL ES 2.0, the full programmability of shaders is now available on small and portable devices—including cell phones, PDAs, consoles, appliances, and vehicles. However, OpenGL ES differs significantly from OpenGL. Graphics programmers and mobile developers have had very little information about it—until now. In the OpenGL® ES 2.0 Programming Guide , three leading authorities on the Open GL ES 2.0 interface—including the specification’s editor—provide start-to-finish guidance for maximizing the interface’s value in a wide range of high-performance applications. The authors cover the entire API, including Khronos-ratified extensions. Using detailed C-based code examples, they demonstrate how to set up and program every aspect of the graphics pipeline. You’ll move from introductory techniques all the way to advanced per-pixel lighting, particle systems, and performance optimization. Coverage includes: Shaders in depth: creating shader objects, compiling shaders, checking for compile errors, attaching shader objects to program objects, and linking final program objects The OpenGL ES Shading Language: variables, types, constructors, structures, arrays, attributes, uniforms, varyings, precision qualifiers, and invariance Inputting geometry into the graphics pipeline, and assembling geometry into primitives Vertex shaders, their special variables, and their use in per-vertex lighting, skinning, and other applications Using fragment shaders—including examples of multitexturing, fog, alpha test, and user clip planes Fragment operations: scissor test, stencil test, depth test, multisampling, blending, and dithering Advanced rendering: per-pixel lighting with normal maps, environment mapping, particle systems, image post-processing, and projective texturing Real-world programming challenges: platform diversity, C++ portability, OpenKODE, and platform-specific shader binaries

Live from Dar Es Salaam

Popular Music and Tanzania's Music Economy

Author: Alex Perullo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253222923

Category: Music

Page: 459

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When socialism collapsed in Tanzania, the government-controlled music industry gave way to a vibrant independent music scene. Alex Perullo explores the world of the bands, music distributors, managers, and clubs that attest to the lively and creative music industry in Dar es Salaam. Perullo examines the formation of the city's music economy, considering the means of musical production, distribution, protection, broadcasting, and performance. He exposes both legal and illegal strategies for creating business opportunities employed by entrepreneurs who battle government restrictions and give flight to their musical aspirations. This is a singular look at the complex music landscape in one of Africa's most dynamic cities.

The Cemetery at Tell Es-Sa'idiyeh, Jordan

Author: James B. Pritchard

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 9780934718325

Category: Social Science

Page: 103

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A portion of the Tell es-Sa'idiyeh mound was used for burials during the Bronze Age. A summary of the pottery types is followed by a description of the contents of each of the 45 tombs.

¿Hasta Qué Punto... Es Usted Usted...?

Author: Dr. Valentín Acosta Morel

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469106051

Category: Self-Help

Page: 107

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Saber uno quin es no tiene equivalente. Cuestionado, sarcsticamente, sobre su identidad, Don Quijote, protest enfticamente: Yo s quin soy! Y Jess, modelo de integridad e independencia, lapidariamente, afirm de s mismo: Yo soy la verdad misma, la verdad absoluta: Yo en el Padre y el Padre en M. Y por ser la verdad, tambin Soy el camino y la vida. El descubrimiento de s conduce al ser humano a la autenticidad responsable. Hasta que punto..., intenta, en un estilo alegre, con lenguaje sencillo, facilitar al lector ayuda efectiva para conocerse, apropiarse de s mismo y disfrutar su autenticidad, deseable y verdadera individualidad: el descubrimiento del intrnseco propsito de su vida nica e irrepetible.