Menjadikan kamping modern: kampung dan perencanaan kolonialdi Semarang 1910-1925

Translated title of the contribution: Origins of the modern kampung: Kampung policy in colonial Semarang 1910-1925

Joost J. Coté

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Investigating and sorting out the more motivated colonial motivations, as has been done in Indian urban historiography, might be useful in generating new approaches for Indonesia's urban history. Specifically, this paper may provide a broader basis for tracing the diversity of past and contemporary village responses to external interventions, and for understanding villages as an evolving twentieth-century phenomenon. After summarizing the latest trends in Indian urban historiography, this paper will identify a number of themes that were applied to the development of the city of Semarang in the early twentieth century. The last part of this paper will look at one of the themes above to provide a portrait of the three core figures of colonial village reformers, and outline an example of a villager respondent to the intervention.
Translated title of the contributionOrigins of the modern kampung: Kampung policy in colonial Semarang 1910-1925
Original languageIndonesian
Title of host publicationKampung perkotaan Indonesia
Subtitle of host publicationKajian historis-antropologis atas kesennjangan sosial dan ruang kota
EditorsJohny Khusyaira Khusyaira, La Ode Rabani
Place of PublicationYogyakarta Indonesia
PublisherNew Elmatera
Pages3 - 41
Number of pages39
ISBN (Print)9789791853231
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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