Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa: Intertwined and Contested Histories

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Fassil Demissie
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Social Science - 438 pages
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Colonial architecture and urbanism in Africa created a built environment purposely suited to the administrative apparatus of empire: architecture and urbanism sought to project the authority of the European powers while simultaneously stabilizing the fragile European identity at the colonial frontier. This book seeks to uncover the multiple ways in which colonial architectural and urban design practices reconstituted colonial cities in Africa.
 

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Contents

Its Revival in Europe and
85
The Turning Point in Urban Policy for British Colonial Africa
131
Migrant Labour and the Cultural Semiotics of B8 2+HD+
153
Montcassin Montserrat or an Alcazar?
277
The Grid of SaintLouis du Sénégal
295
Ernst Mays 1947 Kampala Plan
373
nineteenthcentury Benguela 2005
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Index
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Dr Fassil Demissie, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy Studies, DePaul University, USA

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