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The illegal city : space, law and gender in a Delhi squatter settlement

Author: Ayona Datta
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Gender, space and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Illegal City explores the relationship between space, law and gendered subjectivity through a close look at an 'illegal' squatter settlement in Delhi. Since 2000, a series of judicial rulings in India have criminalised squatters as 'illegal' citizens, 'encroachers' and 'pickpockets' of urban land, and have led to a spate of slum demolitions across the country. This book argues that in this context, it has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayona Datta
ISBN: 9781409445548 1409445542 9781409445555 1409445550
OCLC Number: 776775685
Description: xii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Law, space and subjectivity --
Violence of urban development --
Construction of squatter settlements --
Becoming "illegal" urban citizens --
"Legitimate" social organization --
Contested boundaries of infrastructure --
Legitimate domesticities --
Visions of the future.
Series Title: Gender, space and society.
Responsibility: Ayona Datta.

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Since 2000, a series of judicial rulings in India have criminalised squatters as 'illegal' citizens, 'encroachers' and 'pickpockets' of urban land, and have led to a spate of slum demolitions across  Read more...

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