(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

India’s urban revolution: geographies of displacement beyond gentrification

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines geographies of displacement beyond gentrification in the context of India’s urban revolution. It shows that gentrification theory operates on four implicit presumptions, which fail to characterize the primary dynamics of urban change in India. These include: (1) the presumption that lower-class displacement is driven by a reinvestment of capital into disinvested spaces; (2) a property centrism; (3) an agnosticism on the question of extraeco-nomic force; and (4) the presumption that land from which lower classes are displaced finds a ‘higher and better use’. This paper suggests that ‘urban revolution’, ‘enclosures’, and ‘accumulation by dispossession’, while equally abstract terms, more clearly allow for the comparative analysis of displacement


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1554-1571]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a46288

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 28681553 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo