French colonial dakar: The morphogenesis of an African regional capital

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This volume explores the planning and architectural cultures that shaped the model space of French colonial Dakar, a prominent city in West Africa. With a focus on the period from the establishment of the city in the mid-nineteenth century until the interwar years, the book reveals a variety of urban politics, policies and practices, and complex negotiations on both the physical and conceptual levels. Chronicling the design of Dakar as a regional capital, the book suggests a connection between the French colonial doctrines of assimilation and association, and French colonial planning and architectural policies in sub-Saharan Africa. Of interest to scholars in history, geography, architecture, urban planning, African studies and Global South studies, the book incorporates both primary and secondary sources collected from multilateral channels in Europe and Senegal.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)1784997420, 9781784997427
ISBN (Print)9780719099359
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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