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Entangled urbanism : slum, gated community, and shopping mall in Delhi and Gurgaon / Sanjay Srivastava.

By: Srivastava, Sanjay | , 1960- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: xliv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps (one folded) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780198099147; 0198099142.Subject(s): Cities and towns | Cities and towns | Urbanization | Urbanization | -- India -- Delhi | -- India -- Gurgaon | -- India -- Delhi | -- India -- GurgaonDDC classification: 307.760 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only
Contents:
1. A Hijra, a Female Pradhan, and a Real Estate Dealer: `Slum' Lives between the Market, the State, and `Community' -- 2. Duplicity, Intimacy, Community: An Ethnography of ID Cards, Permits, and other Fake Documents -- 3. At First Remove: Rumours of a Demolition -- 4. Post-Nationalism: Urban Spaces, Consumerism, and Middle-Class Activism in Delhi -- 5. National Identity, Bedrooms, and Kitchens -- 6. Plenitude, Decrepitude, and Unruly Villagers: People Want a Community, But Not Like a Mohalla -- 7. `Lifestyle Choices in Harmony': Gated Biographies -- 8. Classifying Spaces, Specifying Classes: Citizens, the State, and Disney-Divinity in Delhi -- 9. High Streets, Low Places, and Indian Roots: Shopping Malls and the Narratives of Space -- 10. Shop Talk: Shopping Mall Publics -- 11. `Revolution Forever': Consumerism and Object Lessons for the Urban Poor.
Summary: What makes a city? Rather than a totality, a city is best understood through focusing upon different but interconnected spaces and processes that make for both dynamism and instability in human lives Hence, the book ranges across a number of sites in order to explore their connections. How do the pleasures of the gated residential enclave encompass the pain of the demolished slum locality? How do localized rituals of suburban life incorporate the symbolic procedures of the nation-state? What processes link contemporary manifestations of consumerism, the middle-classes, and the urban poor? What kind of a city is produced by the relationship between 'illegal' settlements such as 'slums', the traffic in fake documents that seek to stave of slum-demolitions and representatives of the 'legal' city such as Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs)? What can the increasing visibility of RWAs in the quotidian politics of the city tell us about new notions of citizenship and the emergent relationships between middle-classes, the state and the market? And, what is shared between new forms of urban religiosity, the desire for a 'global' city and new consumer cultures? Through these key themes, the book examines the city as a series of overlapping meanings rather than an identifiable urban essence.
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Articles; some previously published.

1. A Hijra, a Female Pradhan, and a Real Estate Dealer: `Slum' Lives between the Market, the State, and `Community' -- 2. Duplicity, Intimacy, Community: An Ethnography of ID Cards, Permits, and other Fake Documents -- 3. At First Remove: Rumours of a Demolition -- 4. Post-Nationalism: Urban Spaces, Consumerism, and Middle-Class Activism in Delhi -- 5. National Identity, Bedrooms, and Kitchens -- 6. Plenitude, Decrepitude, and Unruly Villagers: People Want a Community, But Not Like a Mohalla -- 7. `Lifestyle Choices in Harmony': Gated Biographies -- 8. Classifying Spaces, Specifying Classes: Citizens, the State, and Disney-Divinity in Delhi -- 9. High Streets, Low Places, and Indian Roots: Shopping Malls and the Narratives of Space -- 10. Shop Talk: Shopping Mall Publics -- 11. `Revolution Forever': Consumerism and Object Lessons for the Urban Poor.

What makes a city? Rather than a totality, a city is best understood through focusing upon different but interconnected spaces and processes that make for both dynamism and instability in human lives Hence, the book ranges across a number of sites in order to explore their connections. How do the pleasures of the gated residential enclave encompass the pain of the demolished slum locality? How do localized rituals of suburban life incorporate the symbolic procedures of the nation-state? What processes link contemporary manifestations of consumerism, the middle-classes, and the urban poor? What kind of a city is produced by the relationship between 'illegal' settlements such as 'slums', the traffic in fake documents that seek to stave of slum-demolitions and representatives of the 'legal' city such as Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs)? What can the increasing visibility of RWAs in the quotidian politics of the city tell us about new notions of citizenship and the emergent relationships between middle-classes, the state and the market? And, what is shared between new forms of urban religiosity, the desire for a 'global' city and new consumer cultures? Through these key themes, the book examines the city as a series of overlapping meanings rather than an identifiable urban essence.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-304) and index.

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