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Title: DHAKA: ASPIRATIONS OF THE CONCEALED
Authors: TABASSUM ZAMAN
Keywords: Imagination, urban imaginary, everyday life, Dhaka, city of the mind, popular culture
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2013
Source: TABASSUM ZAMAN (2013-10-10). DHAKA: ASPIRATIONS OF THE CONCEALED. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis explores the quotidian imaginative practices of city dwellers in the social urban context of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Deploying the city of the mind as a speculative method, it underscores the psycho-social and cultural associations of the city in the context of everyday life. The central focus of the research has been to see what the roles of the city of the mind are in the everyday negotiation of the hard city. The empirical content of the study offers a critique of the traditionally circulated idea of the city as significantly limited and helps deconstruct it to make way for a broader and nuanced understanding of the city. Together, these trends uncover newer realities where the city of the mind is found to be an embedded urban social practice and popular cultural products and practices as alternative sources of knowledge production about the city.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/51964
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