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The Resource The Durable Slum : Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai

The Durable Slum : Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai

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The Durable Slum : Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai
Title
The Durable Slum
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Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the center of Mumbai, next to the city's newest and most expensive commercial developments, lies one of Asia's largest slums, where as many as one million squatters live in makeshift housing on one square mile of government land. This is the notorious Dharavi district, best known from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. In recent years, cities from Delhi to Rio de Janeiro have demolished similar slums, at times violently evicting their residents, to make way for development. But Dharavi and its residents have endured for a century, holding on to what is now some of Mumbai's most valuable land. In The Durable Slum, Liza Weinstein draws on a decade of work, including more than a year of firsthand research in Dharavi, to explain how, despite innumerable threats, the slum has persisted for so long, achieving a precarious stability. She describes how economic globalization and rapid urban development are pressuring Indian authorities to eradicate and redevelop Dharavi--and how political conflict, bureaucratic fragmentation, and community resistance have kept the bulldozers at bay. Today the latest ambitious plan for Dharavi's transformation has been stalled, yet the threat of eviction remains, and most residents and observers are simply waiting for the project to be revived or replaced by an even grander scheme. Dharavi's remarkable story presents important lessons for a world in which most population growth happens in urban slums even as brutal removals increase. From Nairobi's Kibera to Manila's Tondo, megaslums may be more durable than they appear, their residents retaining a fragile but hard-won right to stay put."--
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Weinstein, Liza
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Globalization and Community
Series volume
v. 23
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  • Dhārāvi (Mumbai, India)
  • Dhārāvi (Mumbai, India)
  • Slums
  • TRAVEL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Slums
  • Social conditions
  • India
  • India
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The Durable Slum : Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 Becoming Asia's Largest Slum -- 2 State Interventions and Fragmented Sovereignties -- 3 From Labor to Land: An Emerging Political Economy -- 4 Political Entrepreneurship and Enduring Fragmentations -- 5 The Right to Stay Put -- Conclusion: Precarious Stability -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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ocn880826952
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1 online resource (236 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781452941110
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt6n7ps5
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(OCoLC)880826952
Label
The Durable Slum : Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 Becoming Asia's Largest Slum -- 2 State Interventions and Fragmented Sovereignties -- 3 From Labor to Land: An Emerging Political Economy -- 4 Political Entrepreneurship and Enduring Fragmentations -- 5 The Right to Stay Put -- Conclusion: Precarious Stability -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
ocn880826952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452941110
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6n7ps5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880826952

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