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Architecture of oppression : slave fortresses and their relevance to contemporary American urban prison architecture

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dc.contributor.advisor Lawrence Sass. en_US
dc.contributor.author Whisby, Afiya A en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-23T17:56:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-23T17:56:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/62978
dc.description Thesis (S.B. in Architectural Design)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, February 2005. en_US
dc.description "December 2004." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract No discussion on architecture and race would be complete without a look at the slave fortresses of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. The importation of African slaves to the Americas was the economic catalyst that subsequently catapulted America in a world superpower, and questionably into imperial leadership. Speckled along the coast of West Africa, the architecture of the slave trade is as monumental and systematically oppressive as the institution it sustained. Due to the rise in prison privatization and the common practice of leasing prison labor to corporations while paying the offenders a menial fee, the American prison industry is operating more and more like slave fortresses. Spatially, the spaces are particularly similar in the areas of exterior formal qualities and parallel evolution of urban planning. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Afiya A. Whisby. en_US
dc.format.extent 22 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Architecture of oppression : slave fortresses and their relevance to contemporary American urban prison architecture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B.in Architectural Design en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 720329730 en_US


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