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The meaning of the local : politics of place in urban India / edited by Geert De Neve and Henrike Donner.

Contributor(s): Neve, Geert de | Donner, Henrike.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxon : Routledge, 2006Description: xi, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1844721140 (hbk.); 9780415596237 (hbk.).Subject(s): Human geography -- India | Urban sociology -- India | India -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 307.760954 MEA Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
1. Space, place and globalisation : revisiting the urban neighbourhood in India /​ Henrike Donner and Geert De Neve 2. Economic liberalisation, class restructuring and social space in provincial south India /​ Geert De Neve 3. 'Establishing territory' : the spatial bases and practices of the DPI /​ Hugo Gorringe 4. Local governance : politics and neighbourhood activism in Calcutta /​ Indranil Chakrabarti 5. Temples and charity : the neighbourhood styles of the Komati and Beeri Chettiar merchants of Madras City /​ Mattison Mines 6. Parhai ka mahaul? : an educational environment in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh /​ Roger Jeffery, Patricia Jeffery and Craig Jeffrey 7. The politics of gender, class and community in a central Calcutta neighbourhood /​ Henrike Donner 8. Anonymous encounters : class categorisation and social distancing in public places /​ Kathinka Froystad 9. Conformity and contestation : social heterogeneity in south Indian settlements /​ Penny Vera-Sanso 10. The rituals of rehabilitation : rebuilding an urban neighbourhood after the Gujarat earthquake of 2001 /​ Edward Simpson.
Summary: "This book examines the meaning of locality in urban India through studies of social, spatial and historical associations between peoples and places. By focusing on specific localities, it unpacks the meaning of the local in a variety of urban contexts. Moving beyond the assertion that space is socially constructed, it explores the way in which social and political relations are spatially and historically contingent, through a focus on metropolitan areas as well as small towns, detailed ethnographies highlight the vitality of place-making in the lives of city dwellers and the centrality of a 'politics of the local' in the production of power, difference and inequality. The book demonstrates how urban space is increasingly interconnected while local boundaries and group-based identities are reconstructed, and often consolidated, through the use of 'traditional' idioms and localised practices."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Space, place and globalisation : revisiting the urban neighbourhood in India /​ Henrike Donner and Geert De Neve
2. Economic liberalisation, class restructuring and social space in provincial south India /​ Geert De Neve
3. 'Establishing territory' : the spatial bases and practices of the DPI /​ Hugo Gorringe
4. Local governance : politics and neighbourhood activism in Calcutta /​ Indranil Chakrabarti
5. Temples and charity : the neighbourhood styles of the Komati and Beeri Chettiar merchants of Madras City /​ Mattison Mines
6. Parhai ka mahaul? : an educational environment in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh /​ Roger Jeffery, Patricia Jeffery and Craig Jeffrey
7. The politics of gender, class and community in a central Calcutta neighbourhood /​ Henrike Donner
8. Anonymous encounters : class categorisation and social distancing in public places /​ Kathinka Froystad
9. Conformity and contestation : social heterogeneity in south Indian settlements /​ Penny Vera-Sanso
10. The rituals of rehabilitation : rebuilding an urban neighbourhood after the Gujarat earthquake of 2001 /​ Edward Simpson.

"This book examines the meaning of locality in urban India through studies of social, spatial and historical associations between peoples and places. By focusing on specific localities, it unpacks the meaning of the local in a variety of urban contexts. Moving beyond the assertion that space is socially constructed, it explores the way in which social and political relations are spatially and historically contingent, through a focus on metropolitan areas as well as small towns, detailed ethnographies highlight the vitality of place-making in the lives of city dwellers and the centrality of a 'politics of the local' in the production of power, difference and inequality. The book demonstrates how urban space is increasingly interconnected while local boundaries and group-based identities are reconstructed, and often consolidated, through the use of 'traditional' idioms and localised practices."--BOOK JACKET.

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