The moving city : scenes from the Delhi metro and the social life of infrastructure

"The Moving City is a rich and intimate account of urban transformation told through the story of Delhi's Metro, a massive infrastructure project reshaping the city's social and urban landscapes. Presented as a series of ethnographic vignettes, Rashmi Sadana introduces the feel and fo...

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Main Author: Sadana, Rashmi, 1969- (Author)
Language:English
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Summary:"The Moving City is a rich and intimate account of urban transformation told through the story of Delhi's Metro, a massive infrastructure project reshaping the city's social and urban landscapes. Presented as a series of ethnographic vignettes, Rashmi Sadana introduces the feel and form of the Metro and lets readers experience the city, scene by scene, stop by stop, as if they, too, have come along for the ride. It is a book that lays bare the radical possibilities and concretized inequalities of the Metro, how people live with and through the built environment, a story of women and men on the move, the nature of Indian aspiration, and what it takes morally and materially to sustain urban life. Through exquisite prose, Sadana transports the reader into a city shaped by its metro and those who depend on it, offering a revealing and unique perspective on Delhi unlike any other"--
Physical Description:251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022]
ISBN:9780520383951
0520383958
9780520383968
0520383966
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