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Book Review: Liza Weinstein, The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai
SAGE Journals (2016)
  • Julia M. Bernard, McNeese State University
Abstract
Excerpt: I believe that anyone who has ever flown into the city of Mumbai, over the blue tarps and tin roofs in endless haphazard rows, would be attracted by the title of this book. This would be your assertion of what you saw, whether it was 5 years ago, 10 years ago, or 50 years ago: the durable slum. The author depicts a place that anyone who has ever visited it can easily relate to because of its staying power. She has chosen to analyze why this slum endures, the forces that sustain it, its history, and its people...
Keywords
  • Dharavi,
  • Mumbai,
  • slums,
  • urban sociology
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 14, 2016
DOI
10.1177/0268580915627103
Citation Information
Julia M. Bernard. "Book Review: Liza Weinstein, The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai" SAGE Journals Vol. 31 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 233 - 235
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julia-bernard/4/