Amaravati and the New Andhra: Reterritorialization of a Region

Upadhya, Carol (2017) Amaravati and the New Andhra: Reterritorialization of a Region. Journal of South Asian Development, 12 (2). pp. 177-202.

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Abstract: The article explores the cultural politics of regionalism in Coastal Andhra following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh through a focus on the planning of a new capital city, Amaravati. The envisioned city embodies an imagination of the state’s future development, in which older signifiers of Andhra identity are sutured with global aspirations. Viewing Amaravati as a symbolic space where Andhra is being reconstituted, the article traces the reterritorialization of the region by a deterritorialized provincial elite through return flows of capital and state-led revitalization of regional identity. While the Amaravati plan reflects broader trends of neoliberal urbanization in India, it is also deeply embedded in regional development aspirations and contestations.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 07:07
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