Hybrid Bazaar Space: Colonialization, Globalization, and Traditional Space in Barabazaar, Calcutta, India

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Author(s)Beattie M
Publication type Article
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
ISSN (print)1046-4883
ISSN (electronic)1531-314X
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This article uses Mikhail Bakhtin and Homi K. Bhabha’s notions of hybridity as an interpretive tool in a ‘traditional’ market area situated to the north of the centre of Kolkata (Calcutta), called Barabazaar. More specifically, I study the changing effects of colonialisation and globalisation on a small group of ‘Marwari’ paper traders in an area at the southern end of Barabazaar, called China Bazaar. In conclusion, I attempt to define a concept of hybrid space that understands the overlapping geographies, both indigenous and foreign, that were and are constantly negotiated.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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