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Samudayik Shakti: working-class feminism and social organisation in Subhash Camp, New Delhi

Datta, Ayona (2007) Samudayik Shakti: working-class feminism and social organisation in Subhash Camp, New Delhi. Gender, Place and Culture, 14 (2). pp. 215-231. ISSN 0966-369X

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Abstract

This article illustrates the intersections between architecture and agency in Subhash Camp, a squatter settlement in New Delhi, by ‘situating activism in place’. It highlights the significance of place in social action by examining the architecture of everyday places- the house, the street and the square - as the sites of both individual transformations and collective consciousness. Through observations of the activities of and interviews with members of Samudayik Shakti, a women’s organisation and a men’s panchayat, this article highlights a number of related processes in Subhash Camp: how different women experienced different places through everyday spatial practices; how the spatial practices in these places were shaped by different social structures at different scales, from the family to the state; how the architecture of these places was significant both as sites of control and of emancipation of women’s bodies; and how this dynamic contributed to the making of social action in Subhash Camp.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/0966369X.ht...
Additional Information: © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/875/

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