Living Class in Urban India

Living Class in Urban India

by Sara Dickey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813583914
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2016
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

SARA DICKEY is a professor of anthropology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She is the author or co-editor of several books including Cinema and the Urban Poor in South India, Home and Hegemony: Domestic Service and Identity Politics in South and Southeast Asia, and South Asian Cinemas: Widening the Lens.  

Table of Contents

Notes on Transliteration and Pronunciation
1. Introduction: The Everyday Life of Class
2. What Is Class in Madurai?
3. Four Residents, as I Know Them
4. Consumption and Apprehension: Class in the Everyday
5. Debt: The Material Consequences of Moral Constructs
6. Performing the Middle
7. Marriage: Drama, Display, and the Reproduction of Class
8. Food, Hunger, and the Binding of Class Relations
9. Conclusions: Nuancing Class Boundaries

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