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Rescripting visions: towards a Subaltern architecture

Ahluwalia, Pal (2012) Rescripting visions: towards a Subaltern architecture. In: The City as Target. Routledge, UK. ISBN 9780203154359

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Exile is predicated on the existence of, love for, and bound with, one’s native place; what is true of all exile is not that home and love of home are lost, but that loss is inherent in the very existence of both. (Said 1984: 171) The most pressing issues of our time – poverty, hunger, unemployment, disease (AIDS in particular), the possibility of nuclear war, the movement of refugees, the debt crisis and environmental degradation – in a single swoop have been displaced by the threat of terrorism. The utter centrality of terrorism has meant that priorities have shifted and a ‘new’ politics has emerged based on the belief that imminent terror acts are inevitable. Terrorism now overrides history, politics, law, economics and common sense. It cannot be easily defined or challenged but it has come to have an amorphous capacity whose ramifications are being felt everywhere but especially in cities around the world.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > C Auxiliary sciences of history (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Office of the VC
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 02:50
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 02:50

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