B8: Everyday Suburbanisms

Team Lead:

Lisa Drummond (York University)

Team Members:

Deborah Cowen (University of Toronto)
Douglas Young (York University)
Alan Mabin (University of the Witwatersrand)
Alison Todes (University of Witwatersrand)
Fulong Wu (University College London)
Julie-Anne Boudreau (Institut national de la recherché scientifique)
Shubra Gururani (York University)
Solomon Benjamin (Manipal University)
Ute Lehrer (York University)
Danielle Labbe (York University)
Phuc Xuan To (Australian National University)

Research Context, Methods & Goals:

The Everyday Suburbanisms research took place in Toronto (Douglas Young, Deborah Cowen),  Bangalore (Solly Benjamin), Delhi (Shubhra Gururani), and Johannesburg (Alan Mabin) during Years 1-3.

In Toronto, the focus was on transportation, in particular public transit, and its use and impact on the organization of daily life.  A secondary focus of the research was on the use of digital communications technology in everyday life which connects with the National Film Board's (NFB) Highrise project.

In Delhi and Bangalore, the focus of teh research was on the everyday lives of work, mobility, and migration. This was conducted mainly through ethnographic research with villagers, migrant workers, and the new middle class suburbanites.

Presentations & Publications:

Conference and Workshop Presentations

Publications and Other Dissemination