Urban Space and Social Identity Production

A Study of Vasant Kunj in Delhi


  • Ayushya Kaul Jamia Millia Islamia




Segregation, Space, Urban, Class, Caste, Identity


Based on Socio-Spatial Perspective, this paper portrays how residents socially construct meaning in their settlement spaces, and how the built environment shapes social life via a qualitative case study of Vasant Kunj settlement area in Delhi. This is useful to understand the intersectionality of space and identity in burgeoning urban areas to answer the most difficult question in social sciences of whether and how social, economic, and identity integration can be achieved.


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