OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Claiming the City: Protest, Crime and Scandals in Colonial Calcutta c. 1860-1920

ISBN : 9780199464791

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¥5,291
著者: 
Anindita Ghosh
ページ
310 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
140 x 215 mm
刊行日
2016年05月
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Departing from approaches that see the city as the unproblematic product of British initiative and disciplining, Claiming the City presents the urban processes shaping Calcutta as contested and partially indigenous. In a crucial intervention the work studies how the colonial urban was not just born out of the ordered institutional spaces inscribed by public parks and squares, sewers and water supplies, roads and tramways, but also the more plebeian imprint of their circumvention by the citys inhabitants - through their use of this civic infrastructure, violence, protest and street demonstrations. In the process the book also traces the ways in which the once proverbial City of Palaces turned by the early twentieth century into a city of endemic unrest and political strife. Ghosh breaks new ground by exploring the history of colonial urbanization from below through a wide range of sources, from street songs and photographs to local histories and memoirs, in addition to the more well-known official archives. In bringing together for the first time both known and unknown histories of the city in imaginative ways, the book weaves a vibrant narrative of everyday life in colonial Calcutta. Scandal, rumour, murder and music help locate energetic lower layers of public sphere in the city that were deeply invested in the urban. By highlighting the tensions of living in a rapidly changing world of technological innovations, social and moral dilemmas, municipal strictures and grinding poverty, the book establishes Calcuttas residents not as passive consumers but rightful claimants to the city.

目次: 

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction
1 Chapter 1: URBAN SPACE, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNITY
2 Chapter 2: SONGS, THE CITY AND THE EVERYDAY
3 Chapter 3: SEXUALITY, SCANDALS AND THE URBAN ORDER
4 Chapter 4: BATTLE FOR THE STREETS: CONTESTING MUNICIPAL REGIMES
5 Chapter 5: CRIMINALITY, CLASS AND MORAL ANXIETIES
6 Chapter 6: COLLECTIVE PROTEST AND RIOTS
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

著者について: 

Anindita Ghosh is Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK.

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