Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi's Urban Governmentalities

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 22, 2011 - Science - 272 pages
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Examines the residential, policed, and infrastructural landscapes of New and Old Delhi under British Rule.

  • The first book of its kind to present a comparative history of New and Old Delhi
  • Draws on the governmentality theories and methodologies presented in Michel Foucault’s lecture courses
  • Looks at problems of social and racial segregation, the policing of the cities, and biopolitical needs in urban settings
  • Undertakes a critique of colonial governmentality on the basis of the lived spaces of everyday life

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Chapter Three Disciplining Delhi
Chapter Four Biopolitics and the Urban
Slum Clearance and the Strictures of Imperial
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Stephen Legg received his doctorate at the University of Cambridge and now lectures at the University of Nottingham.

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