Disciplinary Spaces

Spatial Control, Forced Assimilation and Narratives of Progress since the 19th Century

This volume looks at territories such as reservations, model villages and collective towns as the spatial materialization of forced assimilation and "progress". These disciplinary spaces were created in order to disempower and alter radically the behavior of people who were perceived as ill-suited "to fit" into hegemonic imaginations of "the nation" since the 19th century.

Comparing examples from the Americas, Australia, North and East Africa, Central Europe as well as West and Central Asia, the book not only considers the acts and legitimizing narrations of ruling actors, but highlights the agency of the subaltern who are often misrepresented as passive victims of violent assimilation strategies.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Table of Content

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Acknowledgements

    Seiten 7 - 8
  4. Introduction: Spatial Control, Disciplinary Power and Assimilation: the Inevitable Side-Effects of ›Progress‹ and Capitalist ›Modernity‹

    Seiten 9 - 34
  5. Chapter One: Into the West, into the East: Spatial Control and Property Relations

    Law into the Far West: Territorial Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Spatial Imagination in the Baptism of the Brazilian Nation-State (1930s-1940s)

    Seiten 37 - 64
  6. Land, People and Development Interventions: the Case of Rangelands and Mobile Pastoralists in Central Asia

    Seiten 65 - 90
  7. Re-ordering American Indians' Spatial Practices: The 1887 Dawes Act

    Seiten 91 - 116
  8. Chapter Two: Settlement Schemes and Development Dreams

    Villagization and the Ambivalent Production of Rural Space in Tanzania

    Seiten 119 - 136
  9. From Agrarian Experiments to Population Displacement: Iraqi Kurdish Collective Towns in the Context of Socialist ›Villagization‹ in the 1970s

    Seiten 137 - 164
  10. Spatial Control, ›Modernization‹ and Assimilation: Large Dams in Nubia and the Arabization of Northern Sudan

    Seiten 165 - 186
  11. Chapter Three: Spatial Control, Knowledge, and the ›Other‹

    Prevailing Paradigms: Enforced Settlement, Control and Fear in Australian National Discourse

    Seiten 189 - 220
  12. Disciplining the ›Other‹: Frictions and Continuations in Conceptualizing the ›Zigeuner‹ in the 18th and 19th Century

    Seiten 221 - 238
  13. Chapter Four: Disciplinary Spaces as Counterinsurgency - Encountered and Countering

    Scorched Earth Campaigns, Forced Resettlement and Ethnic Engineering: Guatemala in the 1980s

    Seiten 239 - 262
  14. Appropriating and Transforming a Space of Violence and Destruction into one of Social Reconstruction: Survivors of the Anfal Campaign (1988) in the Collective Towns of Kurdistan

    Seiten 263 - 286
  15. Discussion: Commentary on Disciplinary Spaces: Spatial Control, Forced Assimilation and Narratives of ›Progress‹ since the 19th Century

    Seiten 287 - 296
  16. List of Contributors

    Seiten 297 - 300
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31 March 2017, 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3487-7

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Andrea Fischer-Tahir

Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Technische Universität Dresden, Deutschland

Sophie Wagenhofer

Sophie Wagenhofer, Berlin, Germany

Book title
Disciplinary Spaces Spatial Control, Forced Assimilation and Narratives of Progress since the 19th Century
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 23 SW-Abbildungen
Commodity Group
SOC015000 SOC002010 HIS054000
Release date
31 March 2017
Kultur, Raum, Kulturgeschichte
History, Cultural Geography, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Area Studies, Genocide Studies
Space, Violence, Ethnocide, Racism, Agency, Culture, Cultural History, Cultural Geography, Ethnology, Geography

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