A Struggle for Public Space: A Case Study of Three Parks in Stone Town, Zanzibar
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Public space, governmentality, parks, Stone Town, Zanzibar, tourism
Human Geography Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-105536DiVA: diva2:728823
2014-06-04, 20:49 (English)