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Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi

Ghazala Jamil


Through an ethnographic exploration of everyday life infused with Marxist urbanism and critical theory, this work charts out the changes taking place in Muslim neighbourhoods in Delhi in the backdrop of rapid urbanization and capitalist globalization. It argues that there is an implicit materialist logic in prejudice and segregation experienced by Muslims. Further, it finds that different classes within Muslims are treated differentially in the discriminatory process. The resultant spatial ‘diversity’ and differentiation this gives rise to among the Muslim neighbourhoods creates an illusion of ... More

Keywords: Muslim areas, Delhi, segregation, urbanisation, citizenship, capitalist globalisation, communal discrimination, disciplinary state, discourses, identity

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199470655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199470655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ghazala Jamil, author
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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