The Built Environment through the Prism of the Colonial Periodical Press

Alice Santiago Faria (Editor/Coordinator), Anne Shelley (Editor/Coordinator), Sandra Ataíde Lobo (Editor/Coordinator)

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The Built Environment through the Prism of the Colonial Periodical Press is a part of a venture of four book dedicated to the colonial press studies, promoted by the International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (IGSCP-PE). The studies in this book underscore the role of press in articulating environment imaging and transformations with colonial ideologies, projects, policies, and the fixing, othering and disputing of identities, while allow to retain epochal circulation of ideas. That role evidences while discussing forests, European clubs and hotels, barracks, hospitals and verandas, houses and gardens, railways, Catholic churches and Hindu “templescapes”, restoration of monuments and exhibitions, in a non-canonical variety of periodicals, such as newspapers, bulletins, women’s magazines, in addition to professional journals. Published in diverse urban spaces– metropoles, colonies, cities of trans-imperial confluence – within the Portuguese, Belgium, Italian, British formal or informal Empire, the analysis of these periodicals returns a multilingual, plural and complex comprehension of the discursive creation of modern built environments in colonial ambiances, contributing to a cultural history of the idea of built environment. Indispensable for scholars and students in Media Studies, Architectural and Engineering studies, Built Environment studies, Colonial and Imperial history.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages346
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-33318-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-35670-9, 978-1-032-36672-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Cultural History


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