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Edge of Empire: Post Colonialism and the City / Edition 1

Edge of Empire: Post Colonialism and the City / Edition 1

by Jane M. Jacobs
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Edge of Empire examines struggles over urban space in three contemporary first world cities in an attempt to map the real geographies of colonialism and postcolonialism as manifest in modern society. From London, the one-time heart of the empire, to Perth and Brisbane, scenes of Aboriginal claims for the sacred in the space of the modern city, Jacobs emphasises the global geography of the local and unravels the spatialised cultural politics of postcolonial processes.
Edge of Empire forms the basis for understanding imperialism over space and time, and is a recognition of the unruly spatial politics of race and nation, nature and culture, past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415120074
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/09/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1: TRAVELS ON THE EDGE OF EMPIRE: Real Space; Itineraries; Talking out of Place; The journey 2: IMPERIALISM, COLONIALISM, POSTCOLONIALISM AND SPACE: Colonialism and Imperialism; Imperialism and space; The limits of the postcolonial; Postmodern space and the (post)colonial; Identity, the past and city space 3:NEGOTIATING THE HEART: PLACE AND IDENTITY IN THE POSTIMPERIAL CITY OF LONDON: Difference gathered in the City of London; Making monuments; Picturing the empire; Pleasures of the hearth; Imperial illusions; Continental entanglements; Colonial returns 4: EASTERN TRADING: DIASPORAS, DWELLING AND PLACE: Urban imperialisms; Land unoccupied; Hogarth and sag gosht; Developing nostalgias; Trading in community; Re-inventing home 5: URBAN DREAMINGS: THE ABORIGINAL SACRED IN THE CITY: Ordering the urban; Visioning development; Urban nomadism; The erotic city; Brewery dreamings; Placing the Waugal; back to the nature; Preserving the Crown; Fringedwelling 6: AUTHENTICALLY YOURS: DE-TOURING THE MAP: Na

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