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India’s urban revolution: geographies of displacement beyond gentrification

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

GHERTNER, D.A.
Dept. of Geography, Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, Etats-Unis


Description :
This article examines geographies of displacement beyond gentrification in the context of India’s urban revolution. It shows that gentrification theory operates on four implicit presumptions, which fail to characterize the primary dynamics of urban change in India. These include: (1) the presumption that lower-class displacement is driven by a reinvestment of capital into disinvested spaces; (2) a property centrism; (3) an agnosticism on the question of extraeco-nomic force; and (4) the presumption that land from which lower classes are displaced finds a ‘higher and better use’. This paper suggests that ‘urban revolution’, ‘enclosures’, and ‘accumulation by dispossession’, while equally abstract terms, more clearly allow for the comparative analysis of displacement.

Mots-clés :
Classe sociale - Delhi - Droit à la ville - Dépossession - Développement urbain - Expulsion - Géographie sociale - Inde - Politique foncière - Taudis - Urbanisme
Delhi - India - Land policy - Right to the city - Slum - Social class - Social geography - Urban development - Urbanism
Clase social - Derecho a la ciudad - Desarrollo urbano - Geografía social - India - Política territorial - Tugurio - Urbanismo

Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Environment and planning A, issn : 0308-518X, 2014, vol. 46, n°. 7, p. 1554-1571, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Langue :
Anglais
Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Pion

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