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dc.contributor.authorGopakumar, Govind
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T15:12:36Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T15:12:36Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20220221_9780262358545_105
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78585
dc.description.abstractAn examination of the process of prioritizing private motorized transportation in Bengaluru, a rapidly growing megacity of the Global South. Automobiles and their associated infrastructures, deeply embedded in Western cities, have become a rapidly growing presence in the mega-cities of the Global South. Streets once crowded with pedestrians, pushcarts, vendors, and bicyclists are now choked with motor vehicles, many of them private automobiles. In this book, Govind Gopakumar examines this shift, analyzing the phenomenon of automobility in Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore), a rapidly growing city of about ten million people in southern India. He finds that the advent of automobility in Bengaluru has privileged the mobility needs of the elite while marginalizing those of the rest of the population. Gopakumar connects Bengaluru's burgeoning automobility to the city's history and to the spatial, technological, and social interventions of a variety of urban actors. Automobility becomes a juggernaut, threatening to reorder the city to enhance automotive travel. He discusses the evolution of congestion and urban change in Bengaluru; the “regimes of congestion” that emerge to address the issue; an “infrastructurescape” that shapes the mobile behavior of all residents but is largely governed by the privileged; and the enfranchisement of an “automotive citizenship” (and the disenfranchisement of non-automobile-using publics). Gopakumar also finds that automobility in Bengaluru faces ongoing challenges from such diverse sources as waste flows, popular religiosity, and political leadership. These challenges, however, introduce messiness without upsetting automobility. He therefore calls for efforts to displace automobility that are grounded in reordering the mobility regime, relandscaping the city and its infrastructures, and reclaiming streets for other uses.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUrban and Industrial Environments
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RP Regional & area planning::RPC Urban & municipal planning
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::W Lifestyle, sport & leisure::WG Transport: general interest::WGC Road & motor vehicles: general interest::WGCB Motor cars: general interest
dc.subject.otherTransportation
dc.subject.otherBengaluru
dc.subject.otherBangalore
dc.subject.otherIndia
dc.subject.otherstreets
dc.subject.othermobility
dc.subject.otherjustice
dc.subject.otherurban
dc.subject.othercongestion
dc.subject.otherpolitics
dc.subject.othertechnopolitical
dc.subject.otherconstellation
dc.subject.otherregime
dc.subject.otherinfrastructurescape
dc.subject.othercitizenship
dc.subject.othershabby automobility
dc.subject.otherperformativity
dc.subject.otheraffordance
dc.subject.otherGlobal South
dc.subject.othercase study
dc.subject.othertwenty-first century
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.otherlongue durée
dc.subject.othermotorization
dc.subject.othercars
dc.subject.othertransport
dc.subject.otherroads
dc.subject.othercities
dc.subject.otherenvironment
dc.subject.otherinfrastructure
dc.subject.othertraffic
dc.subject.othercityscape
dc.subject.otherlandscape
dc.subject.otherKarnataka
dc.subject.otherMysore kingdom
dc.subject.otherSouth Asia
dc.subject.otherAsia
dc.subject.othervehicles
dc.subject.otherscapes
dc.subject.othermessy
dc.subject.otherdystopia
dc.subject.otherinstrumentality
dc.subject.otherdiscourse
dc.subject.otherprivilege
dc.subject.otherpower
dc.subject.otherdisenfranchising
dc.subject.otherunlocking
dc.subject.otherreclaiming
dc.subject.othercolonialism
dc.subject.otherpost-colonial
dc.subject.otheraffordability
dc.titleInstalling Automobility
dc.title.alternativeEmerging Politics of Mobility and Streets in Indian Cities
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7551/mitpress/12399.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262358545
oapen.relation.isbn9780262538916
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages312
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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