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dc.contributor.authorHaritas, Kaveri-
dc.identifier.citationHaritas, K. (2021). In search of home: Citizenship, law and the politics of the poor. (South Asia in the Social Sciences Series). 194pp., New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Search of Home explores a new yet less explored space of urban poverty – rehabilitation housing for the displaced poor, which increasingly dots the peripheries of Indian cities. This longitudinal ethnography examines these new liminal zones suspended between a slum and the legal city, producing 'citizenship in-limbo' and relegating the poor to perpetual dependence on the state albeit legal residence. It examines how the flexible governance of such housing produces illegalities, and how state institutions and actors stand to gain through systemic corruption that co-opts urban poor groups, pre-empting radical resistance. This book makes central the gendered nature of such politics, detailing the everyday political work of women, vital to the development of poor neighbourhoods and political struggles for housing. This analysis of rehabilitation housing policies and their implementation, chronicles the myriad strategies employed by the urban poor, from documenting to political performances, in their struggles for a home.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSwiss National Science Foundation, funded this doctoral researchen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press, New Delhien_US
dc.subjectUrban poor strugglesen_US
dc.subjectCitizenship practicesen_US
dc.subjectPolitics of the pooren_US
dc.titleIn search of home: Citizenship, law and the politics of the pooren_US
dc.institutionJindal School of Government and Public Policyen_US
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