The production of informality and everyday politics : Drinking water and solid waste management in Jagdamba Camp, Delhi

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Title
The production of informality and everyday politics : Drinking water and solid waste management in Jagdamba Camp, Delhi
Journal
City
Author(s)
Palat Narayanan Nipesh
ISSN
1360-4813
1470-3629
Publication state
Published
Issued date
15/02/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-14
Language
english
Abstract
Urban informality is a complex phenomenon and recent literature points towards the need to develop a new theoretical framework to analyse and interpret empirical observations. This paper uses Bourdieu’s practice theory to conceptualize informality as a set of practices, analysing two case studies from Jagdamba Camp, Delhi (India), and its surrounding neighbourhoods. The first case centres on practices around a community-managed water supply system and the second on practices around solid waste management. The case studies, based on data collected through qualitative fieldwork in 2015 and 2016, point to multifaceted interactions between formal and informal practices that result in manifestations of in/formal practices in the locality’s everyday politics. The paper argues that informality is not linked to particular people or places in an essentialist way, but dependent on the field in which these actors operate.
Keywords
Informal practices, urban informality, everyday politics, Bourdieu, Delhi
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