‘Live where the terrorists live’: Urban safety, diverse neighbourhoods and bomb blasts in Manchester and Mumbai

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This article is a brief commentary on new geographies of urban fear emerging in 'post‐blast' cities. Most anthropologists studying the city through its blasts and bombs and exploring the aftermath of violence in areas afflicted by religious, racial and communal tensions, show how these events subsequently lead to ghettoization and segregated living, as majority communities both edge out and cordon off areas from minority inhabitants and mixed ethnic life. Using Manchester and Mumbai as ethnographic landscapes, the author shows how certain residential areas in both cities turn towards accommodating large numbers of Muslim residents – not to overtly sustain interreligious and interracial trust and communication, but as a form of safety and security in everyday urban life.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnthropology Today
Pages (from-to)11-13
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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