Cities and the Urban Imperative
This series introduces a holistic approach to studying cities, the urban experience, and its imaginations. It will grasp what is distinctive of the urban phenomenon in India, as also delineate the characteristic uniqueness of particular cities as they embrace change and create ways of experiencing modernities.
Taking an interdisciplinary route, the series will assess the many facets of urbanization and city formation, and explore the challenges faced in relation to regional, national and global processes.
The books in this series will present the changing trends in macro and micro urban processes; the nature of demographic patterns of migration and natural growth therein; spatial reorganization and segregation in urban areas; uneven economic development of manufacturing and services in cities; unequal access to power in the context of formal citizenship; increasing everyday violence and declining organized protest; breakdown of urban family life in juxtaposition with the reconstitution of community. They will trace how new forms of socialities are replacing old forms of trust and solidarity, and how these are being institutionalized in distinct and diverse ways within South Asia.