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    The ordinariness of struggle and exclusion: a view from across the north–south urban ‘divide’

    Bose, Debangana and Ettlinger, Nancy (2020) The ordinariness of struggle and exclusion: a view from across the north–south urban ‘divide’. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 13. pp. 509-526. ISSN 1752-1386

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    Comparative literature on subaltern urbanism neglects inequalities among the poor that mimic exclusionary processes to which they have been subjected, what we call ‘scalar imitation’. Using Robinson’s ‘launching’ tactic towards ‘generative comparison’, we identify and explain the evolution of class differentiation within a resettlement colony in Delhi’s periphery, reference ‘glimpses’ of similar processes in literature on subaltern urbanism, and discuss epistemological underpinnings of our analysis. We revise ‘local uniqueness’, which Massey developed early in her career, and adhere to her later topological sensibilities and Foucault’s ‘ascending analysis’. We conclude by highlighting the blurring of worlding and place making processes.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: comparative urbanism; generative comparison; inequality; place making; subaltern urbanism; worlding;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 17157
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    Depositing User: Mark Boyle
    Date Deposited: 15 May 2023 09:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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