Colonial Urban Development: Culture, Social Power and by Anthony D. King

By Anthony D. King

The research specializes in the social and, extra particularly, the cultural methods governing colonial city improvement and develops a idea and technique to do this.

The writer demonstrates how the actual and spatial preparations characterizing city improvement are designated items of a selected society, to be understood in simple terms when it comes to its values, behaviour and associations and the distribution of social and political energy inside of it. Nowhere is that this extra obvious than in 'colonial towns' of Asia and Africa the place the environmental assumptions of a dominant, industrializing Western energy have been brought to mostly 'pre-industrial' societies. Anthony King attracts his fabric basically from those parts, and encompasses a case examine of the improvement of colonial Delhi from the early 19th century to 1947. but, because the writer explains, the issues of ways cultural social and political elements impact the character of environments and the way those in flip have an effect on social methods and behavior, are of worldwide significance.

This booklet was once first released in 1976.

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