The Politics of Forgetting: Class Politics, State Power and the Restructuring of Urban Space in India

@article{Fernandes2004ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Forgetting: Class Politics, State Power and the Restructuring of Urban Space in India},
  author={Leela Fernandes},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={2415 - 2430}
}
Policies of economic liberalisation have been accompanied by discourses on the rise of the new middle class in India. The newness of this Indian middle class is marked by changing consumption practices and lifestyles. The visibility of the urban middle classes sets into motion a politics of forgetting with regard to social groups that are marginalised by India's policies of liberalisation. The politics of forgetting refers to a political-discursive process in which specific marginalised social… Expand
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