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About Colin McFarlane

Colin McFarlane is an urban geographer whose work focuses on the experience and politics of informal neighbourhoods. A key part of this has been a focus on the experience and politics of sanitation in informal settlements in Mumbai, part of an Economic and Social Research Council ethnographic project, within a comparative perspective, including African and South Asian cities. He is author of Learning the City: Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage (Blackwell). In 2013, he was awarded the Leverhulme Prize for his research in urban geography.

 

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The everywhere of sanitation: violence, oppression and the body

New Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had nothing to say on the attacks in Uttar Pradesh, but a debate has emerged in India about how a rich country can lag so dangerously far behind its competitors in providing basic safe and clean sanitation.

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