Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorlding Cities
Subtitle of host publicationAsian Experiments and the Art of being Global
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781405192774
StatePublished - Jul 14 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


  • "planned-ness," an attribute of urban space key - determination of legality, planned
  • Calculative deficiencies - and turn to aesthetic norms
  • Delhi Development Authority (DDA) - visual appearance of future mall, project's planned-ness
  • Delhi's contemporary "worlding" experiment - slum residents, into image of world-class city
  • Delhi's hosting of 2010 Commonwealth Games - making Delhi a "world-class city"
  • Juridical category of "nuisance" - any "offense to sense of sight, smell, or hearing"
  • Rule by aesthetics - world-class city making in Delhi
  • Shiv Camp, making "sensible" a world-class aesthetic - myth of private property and "good life"
  • Shiv Camp, private property - house posters, retaining pastoral landscapes in devotional posters
  • World-class aesthetics, courts establishing slums - obstacle to Delhi, becoming a world-class city

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