Author:Minna Saavala

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Middle-Class Moralities: Everyday Struggle over Belonging and Prestige in India

By: Minna Saavala

Price: $7.68

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 102003

ISBN: 8125044639

Condition: New


Middle-Class Moralities examines how the new middle classes of India create identities, practices and politics of the everyday in a dialogue that involves other social categories and an imaginary West. Drawing upon ethnographic and interview material, this book studies family relations, leisure, food, housing and religious practices of these emerging and enterprising social classes. Defining the middle classes is a political and embodied process that people negotiate by making instrumental use of (or domesticating) the idea of the West. A closer and analytical look at the consumption-driven, s... View more info