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Elite and Everyman

Elite and Everyman

The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes

by Amita Baviskar and Raka Ray
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/06/2015
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This book examines the middle classes -- who they are and what they do -- and their influence in shaping contemporary cultural politics in India. Describing the historical emergence of these classes, from the colonial period to contemporary times, it shows how the middle classes have changed, with older groups shifting out and new entrants taking place, thereby transforming the character and meanings of the category. The essays in this volume observe multiple sites of social action (workplaces and homes, schools and streets, cinema and sex surveys, temples and tourist hotels) to delineate the lives of the middle classes and show how middle-class definitions and desires articulate hegemonic notions of the normal and the normative.

ISBN:
9781138903920
9781138903920
Category:
Society & social sciences
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
213x150x27mm
Weight:
0.57kg

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