Political ecologies of dispossession and anticorruption: A radical politics for the Anthropocene?

Malini Ranganathan, Sapana Doshi

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Abstract

We examine ecological dispossession in “the Anthropocene” through the rise of anticorruption movements in urban India that in surprising ways have politicized (wet)land-grabbing as a mechanism of privatization and wealth creation. While we recognize that corruption continues to be a fraught ethico-political terrain in the post-colony with emancipatory and regressive tendencies, potential exists for radical egalitarian movements. Placed within the context of a rapidly growing city and a geopolitically assertive India, the chapter considers head-on urban socionature under “advanced capitalism,” from collusion between the super-wealthy and the state—to hopes for egalitarian spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUrban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-obscene
Subtitle of host publicationInterruptions and Possibilities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages91-110
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781351809948
ISBN (Print)9781138629189
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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