Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi's Urban Governmentalities

Spaces of Colonialism: Delhi's Urban Governmentalities

Author(s): Stephen Legg

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405156332

Online ISBN: 9780470712856

DOI: 10.1002/9780470712856

About this Book

Examines the residential, policed, and infrastructural landscapes of New and Old Delhi under British Rule.


  • The first book of its kind to present a comparative history of New and Old Delhi
  • Draws on the governmentality theories and methodologies presented in Michel Foucault's lecture courses
  • Looks at problems of social and racial segregation, the policing of the cities, and biopolitical needs in urban settings
  • Undertakes a critique of colonial governmentality on the basis of the lived spaces of everyday life

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