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Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia: Coming of an Age

Trends and Issues in Housing in Asia: Coming of an Age

1st Edition

Urmi Sengupta, Annapurna Shaw
July 11, 2017

This book offers a comprehensive overview of current housing practices across Asian cities based on facts and trends in the market. For many countries in Asia, the future of housing is now. This future is closely linked to successful theoretical advancement and policy practice in housing studies....

Urban Poverty, Local Governance and Everyday Politics in Mumbai

Urban Poverty, Local Governance and Everyday Politics in Mumbai

1st Edition

Joop de Wit
October 04, 2016

This book explores the informal (political) patronage relations between the urban poor and service delivery organisations in Mumbai, India. It examines the conditions of people in the slums and traces the extent to which they are subject to social and political exclusion. Delving into the...

Dharavi: From Mega-Slum to Urban Paradigm

Dharavi: From Mega-Slum to Urban Paradigm

1st Edition

Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky
January 21, 2016

Located in the heart of Mumbai, Dharavi is estimated to be the largest slum in Asia. Often referred to as ‘Little India’, it has been home to thousands of migrants from across the country providing opportunities for work and livelihood. As such, Dharavi presents a fascinating paradox: the...

Beyond Kolkata: Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination

Beyond Kolkata: Rajarhat and the Dystopia of Urban Imagination

1st Edition

Ishita Dey, Ranabir Samaddar, Suhit K. Sen
January 21, 2016

This book examines the politics behind, and the socio-economic and ecological repercussions of, the making of a new township, variously called New Town, Megacity or Jyoti Basu Nagar, in Rajarhat near Kolkata. Conceived by the West Bengal state government in the mid-1990s, in pandering to the vision...

Urban Navigations: Politics, Space and the City in South Asia

Urban Navigations: Politics, Space and the City in South Asia

1st Edition

Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria, Colin McFarlane
January 21, 2016

This book provides an important account of how the city in South Asia is produced, lived and contested. It examines the diverse lived experiences of urban South Asia through a focus on contestations over urban space, resources and habitation, bringing together accounts from India, Pakistan, Nepal...

Participolis: Consent and Contention in Neoliberal Urban India

Participolis: Consent and Contention in Neoliberal Urban India

1st Edition

Karen Coelho, Lalitha Kamath, M. Vijayabaskar
January 21, 2016

While participatory development has gained significance in urban planning and policy, it has been explored largely from the perspective of its prescriptive implementation. This book breaks new ground in critically examining the intended and unintended effects of the deployment of citizen...

India's Middle Class: New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity

India's Middle Class: New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity

1st Edition

Christiane Brosius
February 04, 2014

This book examines the complexities of lifestyles of the upwardly mobile middle classes in India in the context of economic liberalisation in the new millennium, by analysing new social formations and aspirations, modes of consumption and ways of being in contemporary urban India. Rich in...

Governing India's Metropolises: Case Studies of Four Cities

Governing India's Metropolises: Case Studies of Four Cities

1st Edition

Joël Ruet, Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal
September 15, 2009

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Growing up in the Knowledge Society: Living the IT Dream in Bangalore

Growing up in the Knowledge Society: Living the IT Dream in Bangalore

1st Edition

Nicholas Nisbett
August 31, 2009

This work is an ethnographic investigation into the everyday lives of young people growing up and living in contemporary Bangalore. Moving beyond the hype of the Indian ‘knowledge society’, it examines how new forms of technology and outsourced labour become integral to their lives, changing the...

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