Publication by 2011 DPDF Provincializing Global Urbanism: Toward Multiple Urban Futures Research Director Ananya Roy.

This essay interrogates the concept of the city as a space of universal rights and collective futures. With a focus on how the urban poor are integrated into the city through processes of differentiated inclusion – the people with papers versus those without – it suggests that a politics of agonism rather than a politics of the social whole be considered in analyzing and imagining urban futures. Situated in the context of urban change in India, it argues that such agonism can also be the basis of a politics of solidarity, one that can disrupt the entrepreneurial logic of the world-class city.

Publication Details

Spectral Futures
Roy, Ananya
Publish Date
August 2013
Roy, Ananya, Spectral Futures (Routledge, August 2013).