Essay about The Inequality Of The Rural Urban Space

951 Words Oct 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Roy (2003) initially identifies the poverty of the rural-urban space is a construct of shelter as a form of space for poor migrant workers, which often have to live in shacks constructed from construction sites and garbage dumps: “Swapan and Sumitra’s Patuli unit with an extension built with material gathered from construction sites” (Roy, 2003, p.82). This aspect of the “body” describes the limited space provided for small groups of people, which are formed by scavenging construction sites to find material to build “shacks” and other improvised structures. Also, the “question of gender” provides a gauge for the male and female stereotypes of work, which often involve subjective domestication of women’s work: “Migrant and commuter households survive primarily through the work of women as low-paid domestic servants” (Roy, 2003, p.86). This form of gender role allocation defines the vulnerability of women to low-wage status.
Gender issues also involve statistical studies of the male workforce, which often alienates the domesticated woman through gender. In India, the male-based industrial work is also a problem for shelter and mobility, since there is no stable employment base: And yet the employment histories point to the fact that steady access to urban work is equally problematic for migrant men (Roy, 2003, p.89). More so, the feminization of livelihood also defines the impact of gender in the news way in which women view their domesticated roles in a patriarchal Indian…

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