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Title Cars, conduits, and kampongs : the modernization of the Indonesian city, 1920-1960 / edited by Freek Colombijn, Joost Cote.

Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (365 pages).
Series Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 295
Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ; 295.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Modernization of the Indonesian city, 1920-1960 -- pt. 1: State impositions and passive acceptance -- 2. Call for doctors!: uneven medical provision and the modernization of state health care during the decolonization of Indonesia, 1930s-1950s -- 3. (Post)colonial pipes: urban water supply in colonial and contemporary Jakarta -- 4. Netherlands Indies town planning: an agent of modernization (1905-1957) -- pt. 2: Partial accommodation -- 5. Rückert and Hoesni Thamrin: bureaucrat and politician in colonial Kampong improvement -- 6. Kotabaru and the housing estate as Bulwark against the indigenization of colonial Java -- 7. Public housing in Semarang and the modernization of Kampongs, 1930-1960 -- 8. From autonomous village to 'informal slum': Kampong development and state control in Bandung (1930-1960) -- 9. Breaking the boundaries: the Uniekampong and modernization of dock labour in Tanjung Priok, Batavia (1917-1949) -- pt. 3: Selective appropriation -- 10. Moving at a different velocity: the modernization of transportation and social differentiation in Surabaya in the 1920s -- 11. The two alun-alun of Malang (1930-1960) -- 12. The indonesianization of the symbols of modernity in Plaju (Palembang), 1930s-1960s -- 13. Chinese cemeteries as a symbol of sacred space: control, conflict, and negotiation in Surabaya.
Language English.
Summary "Cars, Conduits and Kampongs offers a wide panorama of the modernization of the cities in Indonesia between 1920 and 1960. The contributions present a case for asserting that Indonesian cities were not merely the backdrop to processes of modernization and rising nationalism, but formed a causal factor. Modernization, urbanization, and decolonization were intrinsically linked. The various chapters deal with such innovations as the provision of medical treatments, fresh water and sanitation, the implementation of town planning and housing designs, and policies for coping with increased motorized traffic and industrialization. The contributors share a broad critique of the economic and political dimensions of colonialism, but remain alert to the agency of colonial subjects who respond, often critically, to a European modernity"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Cities and towns -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Decolonization -- Indonesia.
Urbanization -- Indonesia.
Nationalism -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Colombijn, Freek.
Coté, Joost.
Container of (work): Colombijn, Freek, 1961- Modernization of the Indonesian city, 1920-1960.
Other Form: Print version: Colombijn, Freek. Cars, Conduits, and Kampongs : The Modernization of the Indonesian City, 1920-1960. Leiden : BRILL, ©2014 9789004280694
ISBN 9789004280724 (electronic bk.)
9004280723 (electronic bk.)
9789004280694 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004280724