Journal Articles and book chapters

All of the publications below are downloadable from the University repository. Hover above these to see the link that will take you there. If you cannot access these, please email me for a free copy.

2020

Datta, A., Aditi, A. Ghoshal, A., Thomas, A. and Mishra, Y. (2020) Apps, Maps and War Rooms: On the modes of existence of ‘COVtech’ in India, Urban Geography. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2020.1

Datta, A. (2020) The ‘Smart Safe City’: Gendered time, Speed and violence in the margins of India’s urban ageAnnals of the American Association of Geographers. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1687279.

Datta, A and Ahmed, N. (2020) Intimate Infrastructures: The rubrics of gendered safety and urban violence in Thiruvananthapuram, India. Geoforum. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.01.016.

Datta, A and Ahmed, N. (2020) Mapping Gendered Infrastructures: Critical Re­flections on Violence Against Women in India. Architectural Design, vol. 90, 104-111, DOI:10.1002/ad.2597.

Ray Murray, P and Datta, A. (2020) Wiki-Urbanism: Curating a Delhi resettlement colony with open knowledge platforms. In Mike Hodson, Rebecca Ince, Andrew McMeekin, John Stehlin and Kevin Ward. (eds.) Urban platforms and the future city: Transformations in infrastructure, governance, knowledge, and everyday life. London: Routledge

2019

Datta, A. (2019) Postcolonial Urban Futures: Technology and mythology in India’s smart urban age. EPD: Society and Space, vol. 37(3), 393-410.

Shaban, A and Datta, A (2019) Towards “Slow” and “Moderated” Urbanism. Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 54(48), 36-42.

Datta, A (2019) “WhatsApp: Of the people, for the people, by the people”, in Mark Graham, Rob Kitchin, Shannon Mattern and Joe Shaw (eds.) How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables. London: Meatspace.

2018

Datta, A. (2018) The ‘digital turn’ in postcolonial urbanism: Smart citizenship in the making of India’s 100 smart citiesTransactions of the IBG, vol. 43(3) 405-419.

Datta, A (2018) ‘Cityzens become Netizens’: Hashtag citizenships in the making of India’s 100 smart cities, in Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heaphy and Rob Kitchin (eds.) Creating Smart Cities. London: Routledge.

Rose-Redwood, R., Kitchin, R., Rickards, L., Rossi, U., Datta, A. and Crampton, J. (2018) The possibilities and limits to dialogue. Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 8(2), 109–23.

Rose-Redwood, R., Kitchin, R., Rickards, L., Rossi, U., Datta, A. and Crampton, J. (2018) The uneven terrain of dialogical encounters and the spatial politics of listening. Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 8(2), 160–67.

2017

Datta, A (2017) “Introduction”, in Ayona Datta and Abdul Shaban eds. Mega-urbanization in the Global South: Fast cities and new urban utopias of the postcolonial state. London: Routledge.

Shaban, A and Datta, A (2017) “Slow: Towards a Decelerated Urbanism”, in Ayona Datta and Abdul Shaban eds. Mega-urbanization in the Global South: Fast cities and new urban utopias of the postcolonial state. London: Routledge

Caprotti, F., Cowley, R., Datta, A. Castán Broto, V., Gao, E., Georgeson, L., Herrick, C., Odendaal, N. & Joss, S. (2017). The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practiceUrban Research & Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2016.1275618.

2016

Datta, A (2016) Another Rape? Persistence of public/private divisions in sexual violence debates in India Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 6(2) 173–177.

Datta, A (2016) The intimate city: violence, gender and ordinary life in Delhi slums [2014 AAG plenary], Urban Geography, vol. 37(3), 323-342.

Datta, A (2016) The Smart Entrepreneurial City: Dholera and a 100 other utopias in India, in Colin McFarlane, Andrés Luque and Simon Marvin (eds) Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False dawn? London: Routledge.

2015

Datta, A (2015) New Urban Utopias of Postcolonial India: Entrepreneurial urbanization and the smart city in Gujarat, [Anchor paper] Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 5(1), p3-22.

Datta, A (2015) A 100 smart cities, a 100 utopias [Response paper] Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 5(1), p49-53.

2014

Datta, A (2014) Gendered Nature and Urban Culture: The dialectics of gated developments in Izmir, Turkey, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 38(4), 1363–1383.

2013

Datta, A (2013) Diaspora and Transnationalism in Urban Studies, in Ato Quayson and Girish Daswani (eds.) Blackwell Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism Studies, Oxford: Blackwell, 88-105.

Datta, A (2013) Encounters with law and critical urban studies, City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, vol 17(4), 517-522.

2012

Datta, A (2012) India’s Eco-city? Urbanisation, environment and mobility in the making of Lavasa, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol. 30(6), 982-996.

Datta, A (2012) ‘Where is the global city?’ Visual narratives of London among East European migrants, Urban Studies, vol. 49(8), 1725-1740.

Datta, A (2012) ‘Mongrel City’: Cosmopolitan neighbourliness in a Delhi squatter settlement, Antipode, vol. 44(3), 745-763.

2011

Datta, A (2011) Translocal Geographies of London: Belonging and otherness among Polish migrants after 2004, in Katherine Brickell and Ayona Datta (eds.) Translocal Geographies: Spaces, Places, Connections, London Ashgate, 73-91.

Brickell, K and Datta, A (2011) ‘Introduction’, in Katherine Brickell and Ayona Datta (eds.) Translocal Geographies: Spaces, Places, Connections, London Ashgate.

2010 and Before

Hall, S & Datta, A (2010) The Translocal Street: Shop signs and local multi-culture along Walworth Road, London, City, Culture and Society, vol. 1(2), 69-77.

Datta, A (2009) Places of everyday cosmopolitanisms: East European construction workers in London, Environment and Planning A, vol. 41(2), 353-370.

Datta, A & Brickell, K (2009) ‘We have a little bit more finesse as a nation’: Constructing the Polish worker in London’s Building Sites, Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography, vol. 41(4), 439-464.

Datta, A (2009) ‘Making Space for Muslims: Housing Bangladeshi Families in East London’ in Richard Phillips (ed.) Muslim Spaces of Hope: Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West, London: Zed Books, 120-138.

Datta, A (2009) ‘This is Special Humour: Visual Narratives of Polish Masculinities in London’s Building Sites’, in Kathy Burrell (ed.) After 2004: Polish Migration to the UK in the ‘New’ European Union, London: Ashgate, 189-210.

Datta, A (2008) Building Differences: Material Geographies of Home(s) among Polish Builders in London, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 33(4), 518-531.

Datta, A (2008) Spatialising Performance: Masculinities and Femininities in a Fragmented Field, Gender, Place, and Culture, vol. 15(2), 191-207.

Datta, A (2008) Architecture of Low-income Widow Housing: ‘Spatial Opportunities’ in Madipur, West Delhi, Cultural Geographies, vol. 15(3), 231-253.

Datta, A (2007) ‘Samudayik Shakti’: Working-Class Feminism and Social Organisation in Subhash Camp, New Delhi. Gender, Place, and Culture, vol. 14(2), 215-231.

Datta, A & Yucel Young, S (2007) Suburban Development and Networks of Mobility: ‘Sites’ in Izmir, Turkey, Global Built Environment Review, vol. 6(1), 44-55.

Datta, A (2007) ‘Gender and Learning in the Design Studio’, Journal for Education in the Built Environment, vol. 2(2), 21-35.

Datta, A (2006) From Tenements to Flats: Gender, Class, and Modernisation in Bethnal Green Estate, in Social and Cultural Geography, vol. 7(5), 789-805.

Datta, A (2005) ‘Homed’ in Arizona: The Architecture of Emergency Shelters. Urban Geography, vol. 26(6), 536-557.

Datta, A (2002) ‘The Most Wonderful Place in the World’: Homeless Women’s Experiences in a Phoenix Shelter. Open House International, vol. 27(3), 38-46.

Datta, A and Baker, N (2000) ‘Carbondioxide Emissions from the Housing Sector: Possible Scenarios in the UK’ in Koen Steemers and Simos Yannas (eds.) Architecture, City, Environment. London: James and James, 204-209.

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