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Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Laura Harris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Comparing the radical aesthetic and social experiments undertaken by two exile intellectuals, James and Oiticica, Harris chart a desire in their work to formulate alternative theories of citizenship, ... More


Service and Savings in the Slums

Jill Rappoport

in Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772605
eISBN:
9780199919000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772605.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

In the London slums, women use gift exchange to create larger religious “sisterhoods” that then become their rationale for entering the very market that earlier authors reject. Analyzing periodicals ... More


Blackhill: Out of the Slums

Seán Damer

in Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter traces the development of Blackhill, a scheme built under the provisions of the 1935 Housing Act which was aimed specifically at slum-clearance. Blackhill was built in an ... More


The vicissitudes of victory: Margaret Harkness, George Eastmont, Wanderer (1905), and the 1889 Dockworkers’ Strike

David Glover

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

George Eastmont: Wanderer sealed Margaret Harkness’s disengagement from the socialist politics with which she had been actively involved since the 1880s. Its broad canvas also marked another key ... More


Dickensian Afterlives and the Demolition of Field Lane

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Field Lane was envisioned as a nexus of crime, overcrowding, foreignness, social unrest and insanitary conditions in representations of the district in multiple media and contexts in the ... More


From Sanitary Reform to Cultural Memory: The Case of Jacob’s Island

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that we can track Dickensian afterlives in both the cultural processes by which cultural memories of Jacob’s Island have been constructed, and the processes that drove its ... More


Making Sense of the Order in the Disorder in Delhi’s Kathputli Colony

Manish Chalana and Susmita Rishi

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Most Indian cities have large pockets of informal settlements that urban planners, policy makers and the middle classes see as disorderly and in need of formalization. This formalization-focused ... More


Slum Dwellers International and case studies

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter explores the development of Slum Dwellers International (SDI). SDI have developed a network that operates in 33 countries and works to promote the interests of poor and excluded ... More


Comparing and contrasting current community organising models

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The chapter reviews the main features of the three main models of community organising: IAF, ACORN and Slum Dwellers International. The key features for each model are identified, and the ... More


Housing in the Urban Age: Inequality and Aspiration in Mumbai

Nikhil Anand and Anne Rademacher

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores how certain slum dwellers in Mumbai access the housing opportunities offered by recent projects of the Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA). Drawing on the work of activists, ... More


Sectarian Dividing Lines and Post-War Slum Clearance

Keith Daniel Roberts

in Liverpool Sectarianism: The Rise and Demise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940100
eISBN:
9781786944276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940100.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Building on the previous section, chapter four challenges, on a broader basis, the orthodox explanation for the decline of sectarianism. It has often been repeated that post-war slum clearance, which ... More


A Little Insurance

N. D. B. Connolly

in A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226115146
eISBN:
9780226135250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135250.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Building on discussions of interracial alliances and conflicts outlined in the previous chapter, “A Little Insurance” explores how Jim Crow’s rental owners and property managers made use of the hard ... More


Marriage, Manumission, and Morality in Turn- of-the-Century Rio de Janeiro

Erica M. Windler

in Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199856749
eISBN:
9780190497613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856749.003.0003
Subject:
History, Family History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how and why Brazilian political and cultural elites on the eve of the twentieth century expressed deep concerns about the value that their fellow citizens placed on marriage and ... More


The Politics of Open Defecation: Informality, Body, and Infrastructure in Mumbai

Renu Desai, Colin McFarlane, and Stephen Graham

in The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199489855
eISBN:
9780199095544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489855.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines the politics of open defecation by focusing on everyday intersections of the body and infrastructure in the metabolic city which produces profoundly unequal opportunities for ... More


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