Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition

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Sujata Patel, Jim Masselos
Oxford University Press, 2003 - Social Science - 336 pages
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"This volume, third in the series on Bombay or Mumbai, brings together essays that treat the renaming of the city as a point of departure in visiting enduring themes in the city's life. The essays offer insights on what Bombay has become, as it steps into the new millennium. Among other themes, the volume inquires whether the city has managed to retain its identity or if it has lost it like any other large metropolis. This volume will be useful to sociologists, historians, urban theorists, political scientists, and culturalists, in addition to activists and journalists."--BOOK JACKET.

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Sujata Patel is a sociologist at the University of Hyderabad. An historical sensibility and a combination of four perspectives Marxism, feminism, spatial studies and post structuralism post colonialism influences her work which covers diverse areas such as modernity and social theory, history of sociology/social sciences, city formation, social movements, gender construction, reservation, quota politics and caste and class formations in India. She is also an active interlocutor of teaching and learning practices, and has written on the challenges that organise its reconstitution within classrooms, university structures. She is the author of more than 60 papers and is the series editor of "Sage Studies in International Sociology "(including Current Sociology Monographs (2010 2014), Oxford India Studies in Contemporary Society (Oxford, India) and Cities and the Urban Imperative (Routledge, India). She is also the author of "The Making of Industrial Relations "(Oxford University Press, 1997), editor of "The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions", Sage London (2010) and "Doing Sociology in India, Genealogies, Locations and Practices "(Oxford, 2011) as also a co-editor of five books, "Bombay: Metaphor of Modern India "(Oxford University Press, 1995); "Bombay: Mosaic of Modern Culture "(Oxford University Press, 1995); "Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition "(Oxford University Press, 2003); "Thinking Social Science in India "(Sage, 2002); and "Urban Studies "(Oxford University Press, 2006). She has been associated in various capacities with the International Sociological Association and has been its first Vice President for National Associations (2002 2006).

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