Building Colonialism: Archaeology and Urban Space in East Africa - Debates in Archaeology (Hardback)Daniel T. Rhodes (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm
In this short but powerful book, Daniel Rhodes passionately challenges archaeologists to acknowledge the impacts of diverse European colonialisms on East Africa's urban built environments. By incorporating pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial cultural expressions in his sweeping analysis, he presents an innovative and far-reaching call to action. He opens up new vistas for interpretation and debate in contemporary archaeology. This is a significant advance in the cause of global historical archaeology.
In this insightful book, Dan Rhodes makes a compelling case for the need and importance of studying and protecting the standing buildings and other architectural remains associated with the colonial era in Africa. This is the first comparative study of these from an archaeological perspective. With its focus on the similarities and differences in the use of space and architecture as colonial practices between the European powers, and their heritage legacies in the 21st century, this book should be essential reading for heritage managers on the continent and anyone interested in the complexities and enactment of colonial rule in Africa.
This is an innovative and exciting volume that adds a significant archaeological perspective to the debates surrounding the emergence of early modern society in East Africa.
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