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Bodies of affect in landscapes of despair

Banerjee, Paroj (2018) Bodies of affect in landscapes of despair. LSE Research Festival 2018, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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My thesis examines how marginal groups persist between constant disruptions and tactical negotiations in revanchist urban landscapes. Acknowledging the spatial inequalities of the emerging city, my research explores the everyday precarities of groups existing in “gray spaces”, i.e. those who have neither been fully integrated nor entirely eliminated. Here, 14 year old Deepika, inhabiting a busy street of Mumbai, is seen caring for her infant pet chickens. This is evocative of the affective ties that marginal groups living in precarious conditions in the city nurture. When institutional forces are consistently trying to erase poor people from the urban landscape, I call this, quotidian practices of claiming "home" in "unhomely" spaces.

Item Type: Audio/visual resource
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2021 00:22

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