Title: Beyond the Walled City
Publisher: University of California Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Examining imperial efforts to police urban space from the late sixteenth century onward, the author shows how the production of urban space was explicitly centered on the politics of racial exclusion and social control. Num Pages: 296 pages, 24 b/w. BIC Classification: 1KJC; HBJK; HBTQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152. . . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780520286047
Synopsis: Once one of the most important port cities in the New World, Havana was a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. This book tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built, and managed and explores the relationship between colonial empire and urbanization in the Americas.
Guadalupe García shows how the policing of urban life and public space by imperial authorities from the sixteenth century onward was explicitly centered on politics of racial exclusion and social control. She illustrates the importance of colonial ideologies in the production of urban space and the centrality of race and racial exclusion as an organizing ideology of urban life in Havana. Beyond the Walled City connects colonial urban practices to contemporary debates on urbanization, the policing of public spaces, and the urban dislocation of black and ethnic populations across the region.
About the Author: Guadalupe García is Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University.
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