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Vers une radioscopie de la ville coloniale : episodes dans la génèse de l’Avenue Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa

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This paper provides a discussion of the origin and development over time of the Avenue Kasa-Vubu in Kinshasa, DR Congo. We argue that this particular urban axis provides a powerful lens to dissect the palimpsest & patchwork of Congo's capital city, and that following the different episodes of its construction during colonial times enables us to grasp the impact of the logic of racial segregation that pervades Belgian colonial urban planning policies and practices. By focusing on particular sites along the Avenue Kasa Vubu, this paper demonstrates that the urban landscape of Kinshasa was made and shaped by a variety of urban actors, who did not necessarily share the same agenda. Discussing the 1959 riots in Kinshasa in relation to the Avenue Kasa Vubu finally allows to demonstrate that the principle of spatial urban segregation along racial lines was fragile and could, at times, be overturned in order to contest colonial power.
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Africa, Congo, Kinshasa, colonial urban planning, urban segregation, colonial history

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Lagae, Johan, Luce Beeckmans, Ruth Kennivé, and Rebekka Van Coster. 2016. “Vers Une Radioscopie De La Ville Coloniale : Episodes Dans La Génèse De l’Avenue Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa .” In La Société Congolaise Face à La Modernité (&700-2010) : Mélanges Eurafricains Offerts à Jean-Luc Vellut, ed. Mathieu Zana Etambala and Pamphile Miabiala Mantuba-Ngoma, 89:309–343. Tervuren / Paris: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale / L'Harmattan.
APA
Lagae, J., Beeckmans, L., Kennivé, R., & Van Coster, R. (2016). Vers une radioscopie de la ville coloniale : episodes dans la génèse de l’Avenue Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa . In M. Zana Etambala & P. Miabiala Mantuba-Ngoma (Eds.), La société congolaise face à la modernité (&700-2010) : mélanges eurafricains offerts à Jean-Luc Vellut (Vol. 89, pp. 309–343). Tervuren / Paris: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale / L'Harmattan.
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Lagae J, Beeckmans L, Kennivé R, Van Coster R. Vers une radioscopie de la ville coloniale : episodes dans la génèse de l’Avenue Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa . In: Zana Etambala M, Miabiala Mantuba-Ngoma P, editors. La société congolaise face à la modernité (&700-2010) : mélanges eurafricains offerts à Jean-Luc Vellut. Tervuren / Paris: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale / L'Harmattan; 2016. p. 309–43.
MLA
Lagae, Johan, Luce Beeckmans, Ruth Kennivé, et al. “Vers Une Radioscopie De La Ville Coloniale : Episodes Dans La Génèse De l’Avenue Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa .” La Société Congolaise Face à La Modernité (&700-2010) : Mélanges Eurafricains Offerts à Jean-Luc Vellut. Ed. Mathieu Zana Etambala & Pamphile Miabiala Mantuba-Ngoma. Vol. 89. Tervuren / Paris: Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale / L'Harmattan, 2016. 309–343. Print.
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  author       = {Lagae, Johan and Beeckmans, Luce and Kennivé, Ruth and Van Coster, Rebekka},
  booktitle    = {La société congolaise face à la modernité (&700-2010) : mélanges eurafricains offerts à Jean-Luc Vellut},
  editor       = {Zana Etambala, Mathieu and Miabiala Mantuba-Ngoma, Pamphile},
  isbn         = {978-2-343-11120-9},
  keywords     = {Africa,Congo,Kinshasa,colonial urban planning,urban segregation,colonial history},
  language     = {fre},
  pages        = {309--343},
  publisher    = {Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale / L'Harmattan},
  series       = {Cahiers Africains},
  title        = {Vers une radioscopie de la ville coloniale : episodes dans la génèse de l’Avenue Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa },
  volume       = {89},
  year         = {2016},
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