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作者 Bissell, William Cunningham
書名 Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar
出版項 Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010
©2011
國際標準書號 9780253004963 (electronic bk.)
9780253355430
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說明 1 online resource (394 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Landscapes of Power and Planning -- 1 Cosmopolitan Lives, Urbane Worlds: Space and Society in Zanzibar City -- 2 Uncertain States: Colonial Practices and the Ambiguities of Power -- 3 Colonial Cartographies: Struggling to Make Sense of Urban Space -- 4 Disease, Environment, and Social Engineering: Clearing Out and Cleaning Up the Colonial City -- 5 Development and the Dilemmas of Expertise -- 6 Failures of Implementation: Circularity and Secrecy in the Pursuit of Planning -- 7 Disorder by Design: Legal Confusion and Bureaucratic Chaos in Colonial Planning -- Conclusion: Reflections on Planning, Colonial Power, and Continuities in the Present -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Across Africa and elsewhere, colonialism promised to deliver progress and development. In urban spaces like Zanzibar, the British vowed to import scientific techniques and practices, ranging from sanitation to urban planning, to create a perfect city. Rather than remaking space, these designs often unraveled. Plans were formulated and then fell by the wayside, over and over again. By focusing on these flawed efforts to impose colonial order, William Cunningham Bissell offers a different view of colonialism and cities, revealing the contradictions, confusion, and even chaos that lay at the very core of British rule. At once an engaging portrait of a cosmopolitan African city and an exploration of colonial irrationality, Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar opens up new perspectives on the making of modernity and the metropolis
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鏈接 Print version: Bissell, William Cunningham Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2010 9780253355430
主題 City planning -- Tanzania -- Zanzibar -- History.;Sociology, Urban -- Tanzania -- Zanzibar -- History.;Zanzibar -- History.;Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- History
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