Substandard Resettlement: State-Market Interplay and Death Worlds in Mumbai
Summary, in English
I would argue that resettlement regime should be examined as a material manifestation of Bio(Necro)power in the context of postcolonial urban through which the conditions of ‘letting live’ and ‘making die’ for the displaced urban poor is simultaneously materialized. Through a case of the state-led epistemic violence at the institutional level and resultant substandard housing conditions, I would attempt to exhibit how the state, through its modalities of planning, policies and practices operationalize substandard resettlement for the displaced urban poor. Insights from an ethnographic exploration of the resettlement process and resultant substandard dwelling conditions expose the death worlds in the urban and the subjectivities of urban poor’s everyday struggles with marginalities, socio-economic hardships, vulnerabilities and death in the resettlement colonies.
- Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
South Asia across the Nordic Region
2019-06-11 - 2019-06-12