Disciplinary Spaces : Spatial Control, Forced Assimilation and Narratives of Progress Since the 19th Century Paperback / softback
Edited by Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Sophie Wagenhofer
Part of the Social and Cultural Geography series
This volume looks at spaces such as reservations, model villages, and collective towns as spatial and disciplinary techniques - implemented in order to disempower and radically alter the behavior of people who were perceived as ill-suited to fit into the hegemonic concept of "the nation" from the 19th century onwards.
Comparing examples from the Americas, Australia, Eastern Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, the book considers the acts and legitimizing narratives of the powerful alongside the agency of the subaltern, who are often misrepresented as passive victims of violent assimilation strategies.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Transcript Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/04/2017
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9783837634877