Edge of Empire
Postcolonialism and the City
By (author) Jane M. Jacobs
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Edge of Empire by Jane M. Jacobs
Book DescriptionEdge 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415120074
(297mm x 210mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-May-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane M. Jacobs
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Uncanny Australia, Paperback (June 1994)» View all books by Jane M. Jacobs
A challenging and thought-provoking work that offers a new way of understanding how the sacred haunts the modern through the effect of the uncanny. Gelder and Jacobs show how Aboriginal claims for sacredness radiate out to affect the fortunes and misfortunes of the modern nation.
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