Search for dissertations about: "colonial cities"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words colonial cities.

  1. 1. New urban horizons in Africa : A critical analysis of changing land uses in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana

    Author : Lena Fält; Ilda Lindell; Andrew Byerley; Jennifer Robinson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; African cities; urban redevelopment; urban informality; urban land use; urban planning; spatial governance; new cities; evictions; socio-spatial segregation; qualitative case studies; fieldwork; critical urban theory; governmentality; post-colonial urban theory; Accra; Ghana; geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography;

    Abstract : African cities increasingly aspire global recognition and this has prompted a rapid transformation of the built environment in many urban locales. This thesis provides empirical and conceptual insights into this recent trend through a critical analysis of contemporary land use changes in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. READ MORE

  2. 2. Postcolonial Nature Conservation and Collaboration in Urban Protected Areas : Everyday relations at Macassar Dunes/Wolfgat reserves, Cape Town, South Africa

    Author : Marnie Graham; Henrik Ernstson; Thomas Elmqvist; Sandie Suchet-Pearson; Richie Howitt; Michael Adams; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; collaborative conservation; co-management; postcolonial identities; urban nature; ways of knowing nature; Southern cities; Indigenous methodology; Macassar Dunes Wolfgat reserves; Cape Town; South Africa; politics of nature conservation; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : Protected areas and nature conservation are profoundly shaped by Western ideas, and are embedded within powerful discourses and colonising practices. This thesis examines how colonialism and apartheid shape contemporary practices of nature conservation in Cape Town in South Africa - its institutions, geographies and peoples. READ MORE

  3. 3. Contact Space: Shanghai : The Chinese Dream and the Production of a New Society

    Author : Johan Vaide; Sociologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Shanghai; China; the People’s Republic of China PRC ; the Chinese Communist Party CCP ; political rhetoric; production of space; spatial theory; urban planning; global cities; Henri Lefebvre; postcolonial studies; nation-building; intercultural communication; Chinese middle-classes;

    Abstract : Within the context of understanding the opening up of the People’s Republic of China and the city of Shanghai, the aim of the study is to explore ‘space’ in Chinese Communist Party rhetoric, Shanghai spatial planning discourse and personal intercultural engagements. By the term ‘space’, the author refers to an understanding of societal production that integrates space as part of the analysis, taking into account the interplay between official statements on nation building, regional and urban planning, concrete built environments and people’s situated understandings of space. READ MORE

  4. 4. Drawing a Livelihoodscape from the Slum : Towards a spatial understanding of gendered livelihoods in Zambia

    Author : Cecilia Fåhraeus; Sofia Cele; Peeter Maandi; Ann Grubbström; Katherine Gough; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Slum; Livelihood; Gender; Zambia; Urban Theory; Translocal; Africa; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The overarching aim of the thesis was to draw a livelihoodscape from the slum. The questions guiding this endeavour were: Where do slum dwellers carry out their livelihood activities and how can these spatial livelihood patterns be understood? This involved outlining how livelihoods emerged from and interacted with the slum; following how they detached themselves and unfolded further in urban space; and finally, how they transcended the urban territory and migrated onwards to translocal destinations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Navigating the foreign quarters : Everyday life of the Swedish East India Company employees in Canton and Macao 1730–1830

    Author : Lisa Hellman; Leos Müller; Gunlög Fur; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Canton; Macao; Everyday Life; Swedish East India Company; China; 18th century; 19th century; Global history; Maritime History; Port city; Practices; Gender; Masculinity; Groups; Space; Communication; Material culture; Trust; Kanton; Macao; Vardagsliv; Svenska Ostindiska Kompaniet; Kina; 1700-tal; 1800-tal; Globalhistoria; Maritim historia; Hamn; Praktiker; Genus; Maskulinitet; Grupper; Rum; Kommunikation; Materialitet; Tillit; historia; History;

    Abstract : This thesis analyses the everyday life of the Swedish East India company employees in Canton and Macao 1730–1830. Through a focus on everyday practices, analysed on the basis of ethnicity, class and gender, I show how the Swedes and other foreigners led their everyday life in a constant interplay between adaptation to and transgression of Chinese rules. READ MORE