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Ghazala Jamil

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199470655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199470655.001.0001

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Avenues of Hope and Optimism

Avenues of Hope and Optimism

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(p.171) Chapter Five Avenues of Hope and Optimism
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Accumulation by Segregation
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Ghazala Jamil

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199470655.003.0006

This chapter attempts to capture and present an account of social spaces of counter-hegemony. These are actual places and institutions inside or connected to the Muslim localities in Delhi where hope and optimism is carefully being fostered. Also included are ideational spaces that encourage hope among the struggling. These are scraps of memory—real or imaginary that speak to the collective consciousness though they are rarely heard in the din of dominant discourses. I try hard in this chapter not to fall prey to insipid optimism and attempt to capture some of the trials and tribulations of these spaces too.

Keywords:   Counter-hegemony, hope, memory, resistance, reimagination, Muslim education, Muslim professionals, citizenship, alternatives

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