Donner, Henrike (2011) Locating activist spaces: the neighbourhood as a source and site of urban activism in 1970s Calcutta. Cultural dynamics, 23 (1). pp. 21-40. ISSN 0921-3740
This article analyses the meaning of urban neighbourhoods for the emergence of Maoist activism in 1970s Calcutta. Through ethnography the article highlights the way recruitment, strategies and the legacy of the movement were located in the experience and politics of the urban neighbourhood. As a social formation, the neighbourhood shaped the relationships that made Maoist subjectivities feasible and provided the space for coalitions and cooperation across a wider spectrum than the label of a student movement acknowledges. The neighbourhood appears here as an emergent site for Maoist epistemologies, which depended on this space and its everyday practices, intimate social relations as well as the experience of the local state in the locality.
|Additional Information:||© 2011 Sage Publications|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Activism, India, Maoists, neighbourhood, urban|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Anthropology|
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