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A Struggle for Public Space: A Case Study of Three Parks in Stone Town, Zanzibar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to study public space and how tourism has influenced the provision ofpublic space in Stone Town, Zanzibar. In order to achieve the aim, theory of public space andgovernmentality has been used. The thesis is a qualitative case study and the empiricalmaterial has been gathered through interviews and observations. The result of this studyshows that tourists are somewhat prioritised in the planning of public space. Furthermore bydeveloping the parks in a particular way the planners try to create a certain conduct in theparks. This coupled with pressure from the large tourism industry on Zanzibar has led to thepublicness of the parks being somewhat diminished.

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Public space, governmentality, parks, Stone Town, Zanzibar, tourism
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Human Geography Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105536OAI: diva2:728823
2014-06-04, 20:49 (English)
Available from: 2014-06-25 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2014-06-25Bibliographically approved

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