Architecture Of Counterrevolution - The French Army In Northern Algeria

Samia Henni

Publisher Gta Verlag

ISBN 9783856763763

Idea Code 21032

An examination of the intersection of French colonial policies and military counter-insurgency operations in architecture during the Algerian Revolution (1954–1962), Samia Henni’s study focuses on the politics of three interrelated spatial measures: the forced resettlement of Algerian farmers, the mass housing programmes designed for the Algerian population, and the fortified administrative new town planned for the French authorities during the war’s final months. In great detail, it relays how the French colonial regime planned and undertook not only tactical demolition programmes but also developed new structures in order to facilitate the strict control of the Algerian population.

336 p, ills bw, 17 x 25 cm, pb, English


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