Tagged Under: Economies

  • ‘Sorting’ in the Repertoire of Plastic Work in Bholakpur

    By Vanshika Singh on January 30th 2020

    Scrap work is the linchpin of livelihoods for many who think Hyderabad is ‘’the sone ki chidiya’’ (The Golden Bird) that will not let anyone sleep on an empty stomach. Many find in Bholakpur, their place in the city, as they segregate, process and recycle plastic waste in the city – the junk for which […]

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  • Understanding the Life of Law in the City

    By Manish on August 23rd 2019

    The law, in presence and absence, pervades all aspects of everyday life. All our actions and interactions, especially in relation to the State, are either in conformity with or in opposition to some legal code or framework. As a “counterpart of the unwritten”, the law gives us a useful way to understand tacitness: as something […]

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  • Aditi Surie on Studying the Platform Economy in India

    By Niyati Dave on August 21st 2019

    Aditi Surie is a sociologist with training from the Department of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics. Aditi’s current research at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) investigates the nature and conditions of work in the life of urban residents bereft of state-sponsored work and social security. She is particularly focused on understanding […]

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