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The unseen poverty in our cities
by Ankhi Mukherjee
About this EXP
Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford, discusses poverty in cities.
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Key point 1
There are demographics, such as undocumented migrants, that are visible but, through acts of disavowal, are not seen.
Key point 2
The lockdown did not impact everyone equally and has highlighted the asymmetry of power all around us.
Key point 3
Individuals impacted by poverty are not seen as individuals but as huddled masses, making it hard for them to fit into psychoanalytic paradigms.
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