By Ipshita Chanda
Exploring the search for ‘self’ within the urban via migrant women’s narratives
This ethnographical learn explores the method of migration and its financial, social and mental dimensions, throwing mild at the connection among middle-class girls migrants and town areas. The examine is predicated on a survey, discussions and interviews, and highlights the emergence of a gendered citizen in an unknown after which progressively made-known or ‘selfed’ city.
Through their narratives, those ladies percentage their reports of the emergence of the embodied ‘self’ whereas negotiating a contemporary city house. This contains hard present notions of empowerment, intimacy and safety, suggesting how what girls desire brings forth alterations in themselves and within the approach shapes the way forward for cities.
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