Routledge Research on Urban Asia publishes high quality, original scholarship on cities and urban areas in Asia The series welcomes research on the individual countries of Asia as well as comparative work from new and established scholars across the world. Themes include city cultures, urban policy and planning, megacities, urbanisation processes, sustainability, migrations and mobility, development patterns, civil society, politics and power, urban history, representations of the city, climate change, housing, gentrification and ghettoisation, social stratification and disaster risk.
Welcoming research from a wide range of disciplines, this series will be of interest to scholars of Asian Studies, Urban Studies, Sociology, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies, History, Economics and Development Studies.
Passages of Play in Urban India People, Media, Objects and Spaces in Mumbai's Slum Localities
By Ritanjan Das, Nilotpal Kumar
April 17, 2023
This book explores the relationship between the production of new urban spaces and illiberal community-making in contemporary India. It is based on an ethnographic study in Noida, a city at the eastern fringe of the state of Uttar Pradesh, bordering national capital Delhi. The book demonstrates a ...
By Prasad Khanolkar
August 12, 2022
In this book, Prasad Khanolkar offers a new way of thinking about ‘slums’ and southern cities based on a grounded engagement with the relationship between media, objects, spaces, and people in the everyday life of slum localities in Mumbai, India. Over the past few decades, Mumbai, like many ...
By Anirban Acharya
July 29, 2022
This book analyses the question of the right to the city, informal economies and the non-western shape of neoliberal governance in India through a new analytic: the right to sell. The book examines why and how states attempt to curb, control, and eliminate markets of urban informal street vendors....
By Zdravko Trivic
April 29, 2022
What Can Space Do for the Arts?; What Can Arts Do for Space?; and What Can Arts and Space Do for the Community? Through the lenses of creative placemaking and neighbourhood arts ecology, Trivic re-examines the position of community arts in the spatial, social and cultural landscape. Emphasising ...
By Atreyee Majumder
October 24, 2018
At this western corner of the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the busy river Hooghly, West Bengal in eastern India lies a geography that has hosted many outsiders – traders, merchants, colonial masters, missionaries and wanderers. This book is fundamentally concerned with the relations among ...
By Jorgen Hellman, Marie Thynell, Roanne van Voorst
March 05, 2018
Jakarta is being transformed in an unknown speed and manner by new types of urban authorities and drivers of transformation. These actors are moving in a field of opportunity that was created by recent and severe changes in the economic, socio-political and natural environment of Jakarta. ...