Locating Activist Spaces: The Neighbourhood as a Source and Site for Urban Activism in 1970s Calcutta

Donner, Henrike. 2010. Locating Activist Spaces: The Neighbourhood as a Source and Site for Urban Activism in 1970s Calcutta. Cultural Dynamics, 23(1), pp. 21-40. ISSN 0921-3740 [Article]

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This article analyses the meaning of urban neighbourhoods for the emergence of Maoist activism in 1970s Calcutta. Through ethnography the article highlights the way recruitment, strategies and the legacy of the movement were located in the experience and politics of the urban neighbourhood. As a social formation, the neighbourhood shaped the relationships that made Maoist subjectivities feasible and provided the space for coalitions and cooperation across a wider spectrum than the label of a student movement acknowledges. The neighbourhood appears here as an emergent site for Maoist epistemologies, which depended on this space and its everyday practices, intimate social relations as well as the experience of the local state in the locality.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0921374011403352

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1 January 2010Published
1 January 2009Accepted

Item ID:

15607

Date Deposited:

14 Dec 2015 15:12

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 16:41

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15607

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