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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Sozialwissen­schaften | Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie | Think&Drink Kolloquium | dateien aller Semester (Bilder, Termine, Semesterübersicht) | WiSe19_20 | Contesting India's World Class City Evictions: Place Difference, Path, Dependencies, and Local Character of Anti-Eviction Activism

Contesting India's World Class City Evictions: Place Difference, Path, Dependencies, and Local Character of Anti-Eviction Activism

Wann 04.11.2019 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin; R002
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Kontakt Telefon 015785076636
Teilnehmer
  • Liza Weinstein, Northeastern University
  • (Chair) Prof. Talja Blokland, Humboldtuniversität zu Berlin
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Title: Contesting India's World Class City Evictions: Place Difference, Path, Dependencies, and Local Character of Anti-Eviction Activism

Speaker: Liza Weinstein, Northeastern University

(Abstract below / Kurzbeschreibung s. unten)

ENGLISH
The Think and Drink Series is presented by the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies @ HU Berlin
-> on Mondays 6pm ct Room 002 (Ground Floor)
-> Universitätsstraße 3b / 10117 Berlin
-> Free & open to anyone interested in Urban Sociology, no prior registration needed
-> Talks and discussions take place in English language (with few exceptions)

DEUTSCH
Die Veranstaltungen der Think and Drink Reihe werden präsentiert vom Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung an der HU Berlin.
-> immer Montags 18 Uhr ct. in Raum 002 (Erdgeschoss)
-> Universitätsstraße 3b / 10117 Berlin
-> Kostenlos und offen für alle stadtsoziologisch Interessierten, keine vorherige Anmeldung nötig
-> Mit wenigen Ausnahmen finden die Veranstaltungen in Englischer Sprache statt.

More info / weitere Infos:
https://www.sowi.hu-berlin.de/de/lehrbereiche/stadtsoz/think_drink

ABSTRACT
Since the early 2000s, local governments across India have carried out large-scale demolitions in informal settlements and “slum” communities, evicting hundreds of thousands of marginalized urban residents, justified by the stated need to make India’s cities “world class.” While these evictions have been characterized in academic and popular accounts as part of a global land grab and rooted in the logics of capital accumulation under contemporary global capitalism, this paper is part of a larger effort to historicize and localize India’s “world class city” evictions. This paper highlights, in particular, the distinct ways that evictions are being contested across India’s major cities and aims to explain why distinct movement forms emerge in different localities. Based on interviews, ethnography, and historical research in the Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, the paper identifies four ideal-typical models of anti-eviction contestation prevalent across urban India: legal activism, protest politics, political party advocacy, and civil society influence in local administration. In order to explain the city-specific character of these contestations, this paper draws on sociological theories of “place distinction” (Molotch et al, 2000) to develop a framework for explain how locally-specific movement forms emerge through cities' historical developments.