Gender identity in urban poor mobilizations: evidence from Bengaluru

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Gender identity in urban poor mobilizations: evidence from Bengaluru
Journal
Environment and Urbanization
Author(s)
Ishwar Haritas K.
ISSN
0956-2478
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
25
Number
1
Pages
125-138
Language
english
Abstract
This paper draws on field research conducted among a group of resettled slum(1) dwellers in the west of Bengaluru, and analyzes women's collective engagement to improve the provision of urban services in low-income neighbourhoods. The paper argues the need to deepen the focus on urban poor mobilizations below the level of the urban poor as a group - to look at the various groups, and the differences, divergences and contradictions within. Using gender as a differential, the paper focuses on women who dominate local neighbourhood level initiatives within low-income settlements, and analyzes their specific opportunities and constraints as actors within the larger domain of urban poor mobilizations. It proposes that these seemingly insignificant day-to-day negotiations diverge from more individual forms of "leadership", creating a political space at the lowest level of the neighbourhood where the projects of material improvement and emancipation take place simultaneously.
Keywords
gender, leadership, mobilization, poverty, rehabilitation, resettlement, slum, women
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