The Resource The slow boil : street food, rights and public space in Mumbai, Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria

The slow boil : street food, rights and public space in Mumbai, Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria

Label
The slow boil : street food, rights and public space in Mumbai
Title
The slow boil
Title remainder
street food, rights and public space in Mumbai
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Street food vendors are both a symbol and a scourge of Mumbai: cheap roadside snacks are enjoyed by all, but the people who make them dance on a razor's edge of legality. While neighborhood associations want the vendors off cluttered sidewalks, many Mumbaikers appreciate the convenient bargains they offer. In The Slow Boil, Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria draws on his long-term fieldwork with these vendors to make sense of the paradoxes within the city and, thus, to create a better understanding of urban space in general. Much urban studies literature paints street vendors either as oppressed and marginalized victims or as inventive premoderns. In contrast, Anjaria acknowledges that diverse political, economic, historic, and symbolic processes create contradictions in the vendors' everday lives, like their illegality and proximity to the state, and their insecurity and permanence. Mumbai's disorderly sidewalks reflect the simmering tensions over livelihood, democracy, and rights that are central to the city but have long been overlooked. In The Slow Boil, these issues are not subsumed into a larger framework, but are explored on their own terms"--
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Assigning source
Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
647.95/54792
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5459.I4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
South Asia in motion
Label
The slow boil : street food, rights and public space in Mumbai, Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unruly city -- Occupied streets -- Managing illegality -- Estranged citizens -- Improvisational urbanism
Control code
ocn928239175
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804799393
Lccn
2015043836
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36804368
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928239175
  • pebc0804799393

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