This book will make you revisit the ‘minority question’ as it has been understood, conventionally.

This book subjects to scrutiny some of the well-established social science concepts such as minority, ethnicity, inclusion, exclusion, and self-determination, among others. The purpose of the enquiry is neither to debunk these concepts nor to highlight their relevance/irrelevance, but merely to guard against their unselective usage by scholars. The work is an endeavor to address some of the questions that animate current scholarship on minority and minoritization. In doing so, the book draws upon European and Indian experiences of cultural diversities as these regions are two of the most culturally diverse regions in the world and engage with diversity from within a democratic framework.

Waqf and Urban Space: Production of Minority Identity in Hyderabad's Old City

Waqf and Urban Space: Production of Minority Identity in Hyderabad's Old City

Waqf and urban space: Production of minority identity in Hyderabad's old city

“Discourse about space” is “discourse of space,” Henri Lefebvre observed, while reflecting on space as a heuristic category. Studying spatiality, since Lefebvre's influential theory has meant thinking about space as a construct that influences and is influenced by materiality, action, ideology and imaginary worlds. Preceding this, space was seen from the perspective of urban planning as one that acts as a container of events and material objects. By virtue of emphasizing the relationality between space and other entities such as time, matter, social action, ideas, and representation, Lefebvrian notions of space have had serious implications in studying social relations.

Extending this notion of ...

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