"Landlords and Lodgers" analyzes the results of a long-term study of a Ghanaian zongo, or "stranger quarter" - a place of refuge for Hausa migrants from northern Nigeria who have relocated to the city of Accra. Deborah Pellow explores the relationships among community members both in terms of the built structures - rooms, doors, communal structures, and hallways - and of the social networks, institutions, and routine activities that define this unique urban neighborhood. This volume will be useful to students and scholars of the relationships between architecture, migration, and social change.
Deborah Pellow is professor of anthropology and director of Integrated Studies in Space and Place at Syracuse University. She is the author of numerous books, including Setting Boundaries: The Anthropology of Spatial and Social Organization.