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Architecture and urbanism in a contact zone : histories of difference, migrancy and dwelling in Kolkata

Title
Architecture and urbanism in a contact zone : histories of difference, migrancy and dwelling in Kolkata / Mark Mukherjee Campbell.
ISBN
9781138328020
1138328022
9781032550497
103255049X
9780429448942
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
x, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary
"This book explores how histories of migration, cultural encounter and transculturation have shaped formations of urban space, domestic architecture and cultural modernity in Kolkata from the early colonial period to the beginning of the era of India's economic liberalization. It charts how these themes were manifest in what was an important 'contact zone' in the history of globalization and the modern city. Drawing on a wide range of resources and representations, from urban plans and architectural drawings to European travel journals and Bengali literature and cinema, the book investigates the history of Kolkata through an examination of key urban and architectural spaces across the colonial and postcolonial epochs. Through illustrated chapters, it sheds new light on questions of difference and segregation, cultural hybridity, migration, and entanglements of tradition and modernity in the city, analyzing spaces inhabited by a diverse range of cultures, including several neglected in previous studies. Architecture and Urbanism in a Contact Zone offers an instructive contribution to the fields of global architectural history and theory, urban studies and postcolonial cultural studies for scholars, researchers and students alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Campbell, Mark Mukherjee. Architecture and urbanism in a contact zone Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 12, 2024
Series
Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South.
Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
difference, segregation and hybrid urbanism in colonial Calcutta
Colonial modernity, migrancy and urban residence
Postcolonial Kolkata
Domestic architecture, difference and hybridity
Tensions between tradition and modernity in domestic architecture
Domestic architecture and migrancy
Conclusion.
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