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Colonial Cities and the Making of Modernity

History 4872 - Spring 2021

Massive urban growth has been a central result of the incorporation of many areas--both central and peripheral--into the global economy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Scholars have long theorized urbanization as a key component of modernity, but they have usually done so by looking at urbanization and modernization from the perspective of the West. This course will investigate the character of cities in the colony and then use these empirical and analytical entry points to examine critically some theories of modernity. The geographical focus of the course will be primarily on cities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
Course Attributes: EN HBU HumBU BABU ISAS HUMAS LCDFA HUM

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Colonial Cities and the Making of Modernity
INSTRUCTOR: Reynolds
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