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dc.contributor.authorDesai, M
dc.contributor.authorRoy, I
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-20T11:42:55Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T11:42:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationDesai & Roy. Critical Asian Studies (2016) Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 1-26. doi: 10.1080/14672715.2015.1120402
dc.identifier.issn1467-2715
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252680
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses how marginalized groups in the Indian state of Gujarat make sense of hegemonic discourses about national development in light of their own experiences and material circumstances. For many, the idea of development resonates even when they do not experience material progress in their lives. This partial hegemony of development discourse can be explained by utilizing the concept of ‘political articulation’. This captures the political process by which parties succeed, at specific historical moments and under certain circumstances, in joining together different, even potentially conflictual interests by referring to a common idea and project. The article focuses on Ahmedabad city where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has created a cross-caste bloc through the trope of development. The Party has been particularly effective in linking the idea of development to people’s mundane concerns of security, identity and spatial order. However, anxieties about the degradation of labour and its conditions such as casualization, informalization, and socio-spatial marginalization disrupts this common sense and has weakened the hegemony of the BJP’s model of development.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by a Leverhulme Research Project Grant (2011-13) titled Beyond Identity? Markets and Logics of Democratization in India, 1991-Present.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subjectdevelopment
dc.subjectparties
dc.subjectcaste
dc.subjectHindu nationalism
dc.subjectGujarat
dc.titleDevelopment Discourse and Popular Articulations in Urban Gujarat
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2015.1120402
prism.endingPage26
prism.publicationDate2016
prism.publicationNameCritical Asian Studies
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume48
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/14672715.2015.1120402
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-19
dc.contributor.orcidDesai, Manali [0000-0002-8882-8843]
dc.identifier.eissn1472-6033
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2016-01-19
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-07-19


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