Marie Michael Library
'Show me the evidence': Mobilisation, citizenship and risk in Indian asbestos issues
This paper describes how asbestos has been considered a tool for Indian economic growth and explores the debate around its use. Research focuses on anti-asbestos mobilisation and argues that the state's definition of asbestos diseases enables it to document its lack among Indian workers. Grassroots asbestos movements are more worker-oriented and marginalised. The paper argues that mobilisation creates situations in which activists are both connected and distant to aspects of the mobilisation process.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Asbestos, Mobilisation, Citizenship, India