Article Title:
Politics of archiving: hawkers and pavement dwellers in Calcutta.
Title of Journal:
Dialectical Anthropology
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Bandyopadhyay, Ritajyoti.
September, 2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article

In the last decade, several influential scholars have rigorously worked on the impact of neoliberal globalization on the poor in the cities of the South. But they have yet to provide a comprehensive account of how and why some groups in the margins are seen to successfully negotiate with the new modes of governing populations and increase their visibility as a “category,” while some groups fail to do so. This paper seeks to bridge this research gap by comparing a successful and a failed mobilization in Calcutta. In both cases, use of the footpath has been central.

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