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Title: FORGING A PERIPHERY: URBAN TRANSFORMATION IN THE MUMBAI METROPOLITAN REGION
Authors: GEORGE JOSE
Keywords: Periphery, Expedient State, Housing, Commuting, Planning, Resistance, Informality
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2017
Source: GEORGE JOSE (2017-01-19). FORGING A PERIPHERY: URBAN TRANSFORMATION IN THE MUMBAI METROPOLITAN REGION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The periphery of a city is a crucial, if undervalued, site for culture and politics, and has generated distinctive forms of urbanism, especially in the global south. While its geographical location is significant, this dissertation shifts the focus away from understanding the city’s edge as a spatial setting or a zone, and positions the periphery as a way of doing things. The study analyses the manner in which the search for affordable housing and the lack of urban services intersect with the resistance to urban planning and municipalisation of the periphery. These quotidian processes of work and consumption craft citizenship even as they limit rights, and produce the conditions of precarity and informality. This dissertation examines the manner in which the contemporary city is imagined, produced and consumed in its margins, by its marginalized citizens. It acknowledges the inventive and resourceful responses of Vasai-Virar’s residents to unconscionably inadequate urban public services even as the regional plans and urban administration of an expedient state reproduces and consolidates the systemic and structural inequality of the metropolitan region.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/139706
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