Title

The Segregated City in British and French Colonial Africa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2008

Keywords

colonialism, racial segregation, social control, urban planning

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/03063968080490040602

Abstract

A number of different techniques and rationales were used by the French and British colonial authorities to racially segregate cities in Africa - from the use of planning by-laws requiring European building materials, to the requiring of fluency in European languages in specific areas of towns. Here, the ways in which town planning policies were used to segregate cities in Madagascar, Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria are considered.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Race & Class, v. 49, issue 4, p. 87-95

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