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Living class in urban India

Author: Sara Dickey
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many people still envision India as rigidly caste-bound, locked in traditions that inhibit social mobility. In reality, class mobility has long been an ideal, and today globalization is radically  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickey, Sara, author.
Living class in urban India
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015043870
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Dickey
ISBN: 9780813583921 0813583926 9780813583914 0813583918
OCLC Number: 928239067
Description: xvi, 262 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the everyday life of class --
What is class in Madurai? --
Four residents, as I know them --
Consumption and apprehension: class in the everyday --
Debt: the material consequences of moral constructs --
Performing the middle --
Marriage: drama, display, and the reproduction of class --
Food, hunger, and the binding of class relations --
Conclusions: nuancing class boundaries.
Responsibility: Sara Dickey.

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