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The Making of Neoliberal India uses the discourses of identity and belonging in 1990s India to explain how the cultures of neoliberalism become dominant. Rupal Oza examines three sites of public national debate that occurred in the '90s: the privatization of television, the 1996 Miss World Pageant (a publicity event meant to sell an image of a new, more liberal and secular India), and the nuclear weapons tests of the late 1990s, which nationalists correlated with masculine virility. Oza argues that globalization has reconstituted the nation spatially, culturally, and economically along neoliberal lines and explores which gendered and sexual identities are privileged over others (and, as a consequence, who belongs in the nation and who does not).
About the Author:
Rupal Oza is Director of the Women's Studies program at Hunter College, City University of New York
|Ch. 2||The new liberal Indian woman and globalization||21|
|Ch. 3||Cartographic anxiety : television censorship and border controls||45|
|Ch. 4||Showcasing India : sexuality and the nation in the 1996 Miss World Pageant||79|
|Ch. 5||Nuclear tests and national virility : gender and sexual politics of militarization||103|