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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 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. Indiana University Press Books, History~~Africa~~General, Urban-Design-Chaos-and-Colonial-Power-in-Zanzibar~~William-Cunningham-Bissell, 1125334, Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar, William Cunningham Bissell, 0253222559, Indiana University Press, , , , , Indiana University Press

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[EAN: 9780253222558], Neubuch, [PU: Indiana University Press, United States], Language: English Brand New Book. Across Africa and elsewhere, colonialism promised to deliver progress and development. In urban Zanzibar, the British vowed to import scientific techniques and practices, ranging from sanitation to urban planning--to create a perfect city. However, William Cunningham Bissell shows how these plans had to be remade over and over again. He offers a different view of colonialism, urban space, and power--one that is deeply marked by contradiction, confusion, and even chaos--by exploring the flawed attempts of colonial power to impose order on a complex Islamic city. Bissell creates an engaging portrait of a vibrant and cosmopolitan African city while exposing colonial irrationality and bureaucratic folly.

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[EAN: 9780253222558], Neubuch, [PU: Indiana University Press, United States], Language: English Brand New Book. Across Africa and elsewhere, colonialism promised to deliver progress and development. In urban Zanzibar, the British vowed to import scientific techniques and practices, ranging from sanitation to urban planning--to create a perfect city. However, William Cunningham Bissell shows how these plans had to be remade over and over again. He offers a different view of colonialism, urban space, and power--one that is deeply marked by contradiction, confusion, and even chaos--by exploring the flawed attempts of colonial power to impose order on a complex Islamic city. Bissell creates an engaging portrait of a vibrant and cosmopolitan African city while exposing colonial irrationality and bureaucratic folly.

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Across Africa and elsewhere, colonialism promised to deliver progress and development. In urban Zanzibar, the British vowed to import scientific techniques and practices, ranging from sanitation to urban planning -- to create a perfect city. However, William Cunningham Bissell shows how these plans had to be remade over and over again. He offers a different view of colonialism, urban space, and power -- one that is deeply marked by contradiction, confusion, and even chaos -- by exploring the flawed attempts of colonial power to impose order on a complex Islamic city. Bissell creates an engaging portrait of a vibrant and cosmopolitan African city while exposing colonial irrationality and bureaucratic folly. Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar Bissell, William Cunningham, Indiana University Press

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Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar
Author:

Bissell, William Cunningham

Title:

Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar

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9780253222558

Across Africa and elsewhere, colonialism promised to deliver progress anddevelopment. In urban spaces like Zanzibar, the British vowed to import scientifictechniques and practices, ranging from sanitation to urban planning, to create aperfect city. Rather than remaking space, these designs often unraveled. Plans wereformulated and then fell by the wayside, over and over again. By focusing on theseflawed efforts to impose colonial order, William Cunningham Bissell offers adifferent view of colonialism and cities, revealing the contradictions, confusion, and even chaos that lay at the very core of British rule. At once an engagingportrait of a cosmopolitan African city and an exploration of colonialirrationality, Urban Design, Chaos, and Colonial Power in Zanzibar opens up newperspectives on the making of modernity and the metropolis.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780253222558
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0253222559
Paperback
Publishing year: 2010
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
378 Pages
Weight: 0,544 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780253222558

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0-253-22255-9, 978-0-253-22255-8

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