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Author Dickey, Sara, author.

Title Living class in urban India / Sara Dickey.

Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary Sara Dickey considers how urban Indians' notions of class and caste are rapidly transforming in the wake of globalization. Introducing the reader to four residents in the city of Madurai from varied backgrounds, she documents their palpable day-to-day experiences of class. By analyzing the intertwined symbolic and economic importance of phenomena like wedding ceremonies, religious practices, and loan arrangements, Dickey's study reveals the material consequences of local class identities.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Social classes -- India -- Madurai -- Longitudinal studies.
Social stratification -- India -- Madurai -- Longitudinal studies.
Madurai (India) -- Social conditions.
Madurai (India) -- Economic conditions.
Electronic books.
Longitudinal studies.
ISBN 9780813583938 (electronic bk.)
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0813583942 (electronic bk.)
9780813583921 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813583926 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813583914 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813583918 (pbk. ; alk. paper)