Publications

Article Title:
Politics of archiving: hawkers and pavement dwellers in Calcutta.
Title of Journal:
Dialectical Anthropology
Vol. #:
35
Issue #:
3
Author(s):
Bandyopadhyay, Ritajyoti.
Date:
September, 2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Description:

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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