Category : Dhārāvi (Bombay, India)
Editor : Penguin Books India
ISBN : 0141000236
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A Book That Challenges The Conventional Notion Of A Slum. Spread Over 175 Hectares And Swarming With One Million People, Dharavi Is Often Called Asia S Largest Slum . But Dharavi Is Much More Than Cold Statistic. What Makes It Special Are The Extraordinary People Who Live There, Many Of Whom Have Defied Fate And An Unhelpful State To Prosper Through A Mix Of Backbreaking Work, Some Luck And A Great Deal Of Ingenuity. It Is These Men And Women Whom Journalist Kalpana Sharma Brings To Life Through A Series Of Spellbinding Stories. While Recounting Their Tales, She Also Traces The History Of Dharavi From The Days When It Was One Of The Six Great Koliwadas Or Fishing Villages To The Present Times When It, Along With Other Slums, Is Home To Almost Half Of Mumbai. Among The Colourful Characters She Presents Are Haji Shamsuddin Who Came To Mumbai And Began Life As A Rice Smuggler But Made His Fortune By Launching His Own Brand Of Peanut Brittle; The Stoic Ramjibhai Patel, A Potter, Who Represents Six Generations From Saurashtra Who Have Lived And Worked In Mumbai; And Doughty Women Like Khatija And Amina Who Helped Check Communal Passions During The 1992-93 Riots And Continue To Ensure That The Rich Social Fabric Of Dharavi Is Not Frayed. It Is Countless, Often Anonymous, Individuals Like These Who Have Helped Dharavi Grow From A Mere Swamp To A Virtual Gold Mine With Its Many Industrial Units Churning Out Quality Leather Goods, Garments And Food Products. Written With Rare Sensitivity And Empathy, Rediscovering Dharavi Is A Riveting Account Of The Triumph Of The Human Spirit Over Poverty And Want.

Category : Philosophy
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317962588
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Who controls space? Powerful corporations, institutions, and individuals have great power to create physical and political space through income and influence. People’s Spaces attempts to understand the struggle between people and institutions in the spaces they make. Current literature on cities and planning often looks at popular resistance to institutional authority through open, mass-movement protest. These views overlook the fact that subaltern classes are not often afforded the luxury of open, organized political protest. People’s Spaces investigates individual’s diverse approaches in reconciling the difference between their spatial needs and spatial availability. Through case studies in Southeast Asia, India, Nepal, and Central Asia, the book explores how people accommodate their spatial needs for everyday activities and cultural practices within a larger abstract spatial context produced by the power-holders.

Category : Political Science
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781000464542
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 240
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To what extent do urban dwellers relate to their lived and imagined environment through aesthetic perceptions, and aspirations? This book approaches experiences of urban aesthetics not as an established framework, defined by imposed norms or legislations, but as the result of a continuous reflexive and proactive gaze, a complex and deep engagement of the mind, body and sensibilities. It uses empirical studies ranging from China, India to Western Europe. Three axes are privileged. The first considers urban everyday aesthetic experiences in the long-term as a historical production, from medieval Italy to a future imagined by science fiction. The second examines the impact of aestheticizing everyday material realities in neighbourhoods, and the tensions and conflicts these engender around urban commons. Finally, the third axis considers these relationships as aesthetic inequalities, exacerbated in a new age of urban development. The book combines local and transnational scales with an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together historians, sociologists, cultural geographers, anthropologists, architects, and contemporary art curators. They illustrate the importance of combining different social science methods and functional perspectives to study such complex social and cultural realities as cities. This book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners of humanities and social sciences, cultural and urban studies, architecture and political geography.

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Editor : IIED
ISBN : 1843692236
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 310
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Category : Social Science
Editor : Pine Forge Press
ISBN : 9781412978606
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 457
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Celebrity Culture: Are Americans Too Focused on Celebrities?

Category : Education
Editor : BRILL
ISBN : 9789460910838
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 235
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"Places are made after their stories. Just as place names describe complex, and conflicted, place-making aspirations, so with all marks associated with the marking of places: tracks, the symbolic representation of these in song, dance and poetic speech, indeed all the technologies that join up distances into narratives—they all inscribe the earth’s surface with the forms of stories. Of course, these are not the same as the foundational myths of imperial cultures, whose aim is to displace any prior discourse of place-making. They are stories of, and as, journeys: passages in a double sense, constitutionally incomplete because they always await their completion in the act of crossing-over, or meeting, which, of course, is endless." Paul Carter

Category : Political Science
Editor : CQ Press
ISBN : 9781483342030
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 497
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Comparative politics students will benefit from CQ Researcher's award-winning, non-partisan reporting that looks at today’s most important problems, ranging from democratization and regime change to policies on immigration, welfare, and religion. Each essay identifies key players, explores what’s at stake, and shows how past and current developments impact the future.

Category : Political Science
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 9781412979405
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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What is human trafficking, and where does it occur? How have other nations exploited children as child soldiers, and what can be done about it? Have violence and discrimi

Category : History
Editor : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 9789389104240
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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‘No one till now has written on the coronavirus against a cultural backdrop as vast as this—crossing centuries, continents and disciplines. This small book will outrun all the repetitive details of the pandemic with which we are being regularly bombarded’ ASHIS NANDY ‘Vinay Lal's 3-D analysis of the what and the why of the COVID experience, is a must read for grasping the finer lines of history, culture and literature invisibly woven into the global response to the pandemic’ GANESH DEVY ‘Lal writes with an ease that is a pleasure to read. This book shows how we can see ourselves in the crisis of COVID-19, in the mirrors of our common, shared but unfinished humanity’ SATENDRA NANDAN There has never been anything like the Covid-19 pandemic in history. The world as we knew it has changed and the fury of Covid-19 has unleashed new forces, leaving us with an uncertain future. Though its fatality rate, in comparison with some previous epidemics such as the Black Death and the ‘Spanish flu’ of 1918-20, is strikingly low, and though it follows in the path of epidemics such as HIV, SARS, and Ebola, the coronavirus pandemic has produced outcomes which are altogether unprecedented. There is no other instance where the world was, over three months, brought to a standstill and the global economy shuttered. Most countries imposed a ‘lockdown’ and shut down their borders. In Italy and Spain, old people were left to die; in India, millions of migrants took to the road. In some countries rulers have assumed emergency powers. America, the world’s superpower, has been brought to its knees. The economic impact of the outbreak has been shattering; the environmental implications may yet be monumental. Investigating all these trends and the social, cultural, political, and philosophical aspects and implications of the pandemic, this book evaluates the fate of humankind and the earth in its wake.

Category : Education
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9781402089640
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Rethinking a Sustainable Society Alan Mayne The world has already passed the midway point for achieving by 2015 the eight Millennium Development Goals for a “more peaceful, prosperous and just world” that were set by the United Nations in the wake of its inspirational Millennium Dec- 1 laration in 2000. These goals range from combating poverty, hunger, and disease, to empowering women, and ensuring environmental sustainability. However Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, conceded in 2007 that progress to date has been mixed. During 2008 the head of the United Nations World Food P- gramme cautioned that because of the surge in world commodity prices the program had insuf?cient money to stave off global malnutrition, and the World Health Or- nization warned of a global crisis in water and sanitation. Depressing news accounts accumulate about opportunities missed to achieve a fairer world order and ecolo- calsustainability:themanipulationofelectionresultsinAfrica,humanrightsabuses in China, 4000 Americans dead and another nation torn apart by a senseless and protracted war in Iraq, and weasel words by the world’s political leadership in the lead-up to negotiations for a climate change deal in 2009 that is supposed to stabilize global carbon dioxide emissions. It is clear that the parameters of the debates that drive progressive policy change urgently require repositioning and energizing. As is shown by the contributors to Rethinking work and learning, experts in the humanities and social sciences (HASS) couldhaveanimportantroletoplayinthisprocess.