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The field of struggle, the office, and the flat: protest and aspiration in a Mumbai slum

McQuarrie, Michael, Fernandes, Naresh and Shepard, Cassim (2013) The field of struggle, the office, and the flat: protest and aspiration in a Mumbai slum. Public Culture, 25 (2:70). pp. 315-348. ISSN 0899-2363

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Abstract

This essay examines the relationship between the changing organization of urban space and the evolving political culture of a Mumbai slum. Recent work emphasizes that the contemporary city is highly fragmented and poor people are incapable of realizing a fully civil society. The essay uses the case of struggles over the redevelopment of Golibar to critically interrogate these arguments. The essay finds that the city’s poor are the social location that continues to sustain the aspiration for an inclusive urbanism and a more civil society.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://publicculture.dukejournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2013 Duke University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 12:44
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52472/

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