Trialectics of Migrant and Global Representation: Real, Imaginary, and Online Spaces of Empowerment in Cybermohalla
agency, empowerment, feminist, globalization, resistance, spatial, urban
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This textual exploration of Cyber mohalla, an online journal authored by inhabitants of a temporary neighborhood in Delhi, India, offers a postmodernist critical spatial feminist critique of urban displacement and marginalization. It draws from feminist architectural critiques and cultural analyses of globalization to explore the writers' subjectivity within their spatiotemporal practices. Our examination of reterritorialization discourses reveals five themes addressing notions of structure, impermanence, social relations, urban disorder, and nature. We argue that the act of subjectivizing spaces of marginalization is not only a project of destabilizing resistance but one that examines essentialist notions of difference constraining agency and choice.
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Western Journal of Communication, v. 72, issue 4, p. 331-348
Scholar Commons Citation
Agarwal, Vinita and Buzzanell, Patrice M., "Trialectics of Migrant and Global Representation: Real, Imaginary, and Online Spaces of Empowerment in Cybermohalla" (2008). Communication Faculty Publications. 728.