ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Making Ends Meet

Youth Enterprise at the Rural-Urban Intersections

Much of the scholarship associated with the "urban turn" in south Asia has focused on the upper middle class or the poor. This study examines social change through the lens of interstitial places and populations. In particular, it focuses on young men who find themselves "in-between" in multiple senses: between youth and adulthood, the rich and poor, and the rural and urban. This "in-betweenness" shapes how they navigate a changing economic and institutional landscape. It also shows how the forms of enterprise they engage in stitch together the rural and urban in new ways.

The Review of Urban Affairs’ external editorial advisory group consists of Anant Maringanti and Vinay Gidwani, both geographers, Karen Coelho, an anthropologist and Amita Baviskar, a sociologist. We gratefully acknowledge their help in developing the thematics of the RUA, identifying potential contributors, and reviewing contributions. We would also like to thank the scholars who generously gave their time to review and comment on these contributions before Publication.

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