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The Resource India's new middle class : democratic politics in an era of economic reform, Leela Fernandes

India's new middle class : democratic politics in an era of economic reform, Leela Fernandes

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India's new middle class : democratic politics in an era of economic reform
Title
India's new middle class
Title remainder
democratic politics in an era of economic reform
Statement of responsibility
Leela Fernandes
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today India's middle class numbers more than 250 million people and is growing rapidly. Public reports have focused mainly on the emerging group's consumer potential, while global views of India's new economy range from excitement about market prospects to anxieties over outsourcing of service sector jobs. Yet the consequences of India's economic liberalization and the expansion of the middle class have transformed Indian culture and politics. In India's New Middle Class, Leela Fernandes digs into the implications of this growth and uncovers -- in the media, in electoral politics, and on the streets of urban neighborhoods -- the complex politics of caste, religion, and gender that shape this rising population. Using rich ethnographic data, she reveals how the middle class represents the political construction of a social group and how it operates as a proponent of economic democratization. Delineating the tension between consumer culture and outsourcing, Fernandes also examines the roots of India's middle class and its employment patterns, including shifting skill sets and labor market restructuring. Through this close look at the country's recent history and reforms, Fernandes develops an original theoretical approach to the nature of politics and class formation in an era of globalization. In this sophisticated analysis of the dynamics of an economic and political group in the making, Fernandes moves beyond reductionist images of India's new middle class to bring to light the group's social complexity and profound influence on politics in India and beyond."--Back cover
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fernandes, Leela
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle class
  • India
  • India
  • Democratization
  • Classes moyennes
  • Démocratisation
  • Inde
  • Inde
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Democratization
  • Economic history
  • Middle class
  • Social conditions
  • India
  • Middenklassen
  • Identiteit
  • Klassenbewustzijn
  • Politieke participatie
  • Economische verandering
  • India
Label
India's new middle class : democratic politics in an era of economic reform, Leela Fernandes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The historical roots of the new middle class -- Framing the liberalizing middle class -- Social capital, labor market restructuring, and India's new economy -- State power, urban space, and civic life -- Liberalization, democracy, and middle class politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn191806005
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 289 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816699056
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbjm6k
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191806005
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
India's new middle class : democratic politics in an era of economic reform, Leela Fernandes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The historical roots of the new middle class -- Framing the liberalizing middle class -- Social capital, labor market restructuring, and India's new economy -- State power, urban space, and civic life -- Liberalization, democracy, and middle class politics -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn191806005
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 289 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816699056
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbjm6k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191806005
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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