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"From Victim to Agent: Memories of the Emergency from a Resettlement Colony in Delhi"

Tarlo, Emma. 1995. "From Victim to Agent: Memories of the Emergency from a Resettlement Colony in Delhi". Economic and Political Weekly, 30(46), pp. 2921-2928. ISSN 0012-9976 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Literature about the emergency tends to portray the intellectual as the emotional sufferer, the bureaucrat as the active participant and the poor as the passive victim. Such stereotypes are dangerous for they seem to mask the most frightening aspect of the emergency regime - its ability to draw all kinds of people, through fear, into participation. To ignore the active role of the thousands of men and women who competed for plots in the resettlement colonies of Delhi is tantamount to denying the generality and diffuseness of the power of the state as it seeped into the corners of everyday life, inviting strange and unnatural responses.

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology
Anthropology > Centre for Visual Anthropology (CVA)

Dates:

DateEvent
18 March 1995Published

Item ID:

11898

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2015 12:27

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:52

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11898

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