- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2019
- Print publication year: 2019
- Online ISBN: 9781108698450
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108698450
Riots, strikes, and protests broke out in the streets of Shanghai and Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995), with impressive frequency during the twentieth century. Many of the landmark protests and social movements had close connections with the neighborhoods, workplaces, and civic space of each city. By the late twentieth century, as the political geography of each city changed rapidly with the commodification of urban land, so too did the patterns of political contention. Using a comparative historical lens, Frazier chronicles the political biographies of these two metropolises and leading centers of manufacturing and finance. Debates over ideology, citizenship, and political representation took material form through clashes over housing, jobs, police violence, public space, among much else, in the lived experience of urban residents. Frazier puts contemporary debates over informal housing, eviction of inner-city residents, scarcities of manufacturing jobs, and questions of unequal citizenship in an illuminating historical context.
Prasenjit Duara - Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of East Asian Studies, Duke University, North Carolina
Prashant Kidambi - Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester
Fulong Wu - Bartlett Professor of Planning, University College London
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