This post builds on the research article “Tolerated Encroachment: Resettlement Policies and the Negotiation of the Licit/Illicit Divide in an Indian Metropolis,” which was published in the November 2013 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.
About the Author
Ursula Rao is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Institute of Anthropology at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Her research focus is urban life and cultural transformations. She works in the fields of media anthropology, E-governance, and ritual studies.
Selected Works by the Author
News as Culture: Journalistic Practices and the Remaking of Indian Leadership Traditions, New York: Berghahn, 2010.
"Making the Global City: Urban Citizenship at the Margins of Delhi," Ethnos 75, 4 (2010): 402–24.
editor, with Assa Doron, "The Cultural Politics of Disadvantage in South Asia," special issue, Asian Studies Review 33, no. 4 (2009).
edited, with John Hutnyk, Celebrating Transgression:Method and Politics in Anthropological Studies of Cultures, New York: Berghahn, 2006.