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Accumulation by SegregationMuslim Localities in Delhi$
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Ghazala Jamil

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199470655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199470655.001.0001

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Muslims in Delhi

Muslims in Delhi

The Normative Non-Citizens of the Global Urban

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(p.95) Chapter Three Muslims in Delhi
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Accumulation by Segregation
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Ghazala Jamil

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199470655.003.0004

Delhi is conceived as part of the global urban where the global processes are manifested in local. Simultaneously, the ‘local’ itself becomes mired in contradictory processes of urban governance and development—devaluing citizenship. As citizenship becomes a function of power for contestation and capacity for claim-making the governance mechanisms become more and more privy to elites and corporate lobbying, and the major task of the state becomes that of a manager of inequalities. In such a situation the Muslims find themselves to experiencing an acute deficit in citizenship. Because of their discursive subalternity they are rendered incapable of expressing any concerns that relate to their other identities such as being part of unorganized workforce in the country. This discussion is placed within the realm of state power and governmentality directing a closer examination of how these manifest in a segregated locality of Muslims.

Keywords:   Citizenship, global urban, urban governance, subalternity, governmentality, UID, Delhi sealings, homo sacer

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