Waste(d) Collectors

Politics of Urban Exclusion in Mumbai
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Modern waste disposal systems in mega-cities of the global South are embedded in socio-cultural belief systems, colonial histories and neoliberal logics which operate by reproducing existing social hierarchies. Sneha Sharma critically interrogates the politics around urban waste disposal in Mumbai, India, by undertaking an ethnographic journey to the city's most unwanted space, a dumping site. She challenges the dominant techno-managerial paradigm in waste management and reveals how spaces and people are made into waste through exclusionary social practices. Offering new insights on topics of urban marginality, informality, and urban planning, this book will attract scholars from sociology, urban studies, and human geography.

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ReiheUrban Studies
ISBN 9783837658248
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2022
Umfang 248 Seiten
Genre Soziologie/Stadtsoziologie, Regionalsoziologie
Format Taschenbuch
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