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Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Sanjay Srivastava

Abstract

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? Wha ... More

Keywords: the new city, new urban spaces, middle-classes, urban poor, consumerism, gated communities, malls, slums, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198099147
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanjay Srivastava, author
Professor, Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi