People out of place : pavement dwelling in Mumbai

Menon, Gayatri (2018) People out of place : pavement dwelling in Mumbai. Economic and Political Weekly, 53 (12). pp. 85-92. ISSN 2349-8846

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An examination of the circumstances in which a set of pavement dwellers in Mumbai came to the city, allows one to link their imperiled urban material and political circumstances to the green revolution and the changes it wrought both in the relations of social reproduction and the form of electoral politics. Methodologically, their life stories also suggest that the space of rural poverty in India cannot be coterminous with the village border. Thus, the hinterland is not a physical location but a relational one, a configuration of historical and spatial relations that could as easily be found outside a city’s limits, as it can be found inside a city.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Menon, Gayatri
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green revolution, Poverty, Livelihood, Political circumstances, Mumbai, Maharashtra state.
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Social groups
Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Communities
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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