Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi

ISBN : 9780199470655

Ghazala Jamil
244 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
May 2017
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This work explores the processes of creation, expression and articulation of social identities of Muslims in Delhi, their spatial components of identification like residential segregation and 'community cohesion', the interaction of urban Muslims with urban public spaces and institutions; and the socio-political positionality of Muslims in the urban social fabric. It, presents an account of a marginalised people whose sense of belonging with each other is a complex feeling that is subject to the forces of regional, linguistic and class identities and not subject to their ubiquitous 'Muslimness'. For them, being on the margins of the city is less about one's undeviating and subservient status in the city and more a process of experiencing continuous progression of events and processes such as globalisation, liberalisation, communal violence, and stereotyping of the Muslim identity. These experiences, the author argues need to be continually reviewed and evaluated afresh to expand the opportunities and choices available to a marginalized population.


List of Figures and Maps

Section i : Accumulation by Segregation
1. Materiality of Culture and Identity
2. Variable but Durable Marginalities

Section ii : Discursive Basis of Segregation
3 Normative Non-Citizens of the Global Urban
4 Media representations: providing the discursive logic

Section iii : Counter Discourses
5 Avenues of Hope and Optimism

Coda: The Problematique of Envisioning Ideal Delhi
About the Author

About the author: 

Ghazala Jamil is Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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