Hafenstädte: Mobilität, Migration, Globalisierung
eine ostafrikanische Hafenstadt und ihre Zeiten im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert
Sansibar: An East African Port City and its Times during the 19th and 20th Century
In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, Zanzibar has gone through multiple changes, not only regarding its position as a hub of East African coastal and transoceanic trade and economy, but also in terms of political and religious change. These processes of change have found expression in the emergence of a distinct „timescape“ (Zeitlandschaft) of several co-existing and/or competing orders of time, such as „religious times“ or „clock time“, which were again of central importance for the management of the harbour of Zanzibar. This contribution looks at the way in which these different times have been negotiated in Zanzibar´s recent history, from the 1830s to the present.