Living Class in Urban India

by Dickey, Sara
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Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: July 01, 2016

ISBN: 9780813583945

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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.