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The Resource Suitably modern : making middle-class culture in a new consumer society, Mark Liechty

Suitably modern : making middle-class culture in a new consumer society, Mark Liechty

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Suitably modern : making middle-class culture in a new consumer society
Title
Suitably modern
Title remainder
making middle-class culture in a new consumer society
Statement of responsibility
Mark Liechty
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Suitably Modern traces the growth of a new middle class in Kathmandu as urban Nepalis harness the modern cultural resources of mass media and consumer goods to build modern identities and pioneer a new sociocultural space in one of the world's "least developed countries." Since Nepal's "opening" in the 1950s, a new urban population of bureaucrats, service personnel, small business owners, and others have worked to make a space between Kathmandu's old (and still privileged) elites and its large (and growing) urban poor. Mark Liechty looks at the cultural practices of this new middle class, examining such phenomena as cinema and video viewing, popular music, film magazines, local fashion systems, and advertising. He explores three interactive and mutually constitutive ethnographic terrains: a burgeoning local consumer culture, a growing mass-mediated popular imagination, and a recently emerging youth culture. He shows how an array of local cultural narratives--stories of honor, value, prestige, and piety--flow in and around global narratives of "progress," modernity, and consumer fulfillment. Urban Nepalis simultaneously adopt and critique these narrative strands, braiding them into local middle-class cultural life. Building on both Marxian and Weberian understandings of class, this study moves beyond them to describe the lived experience of "middle classness"--How class is actually produced and reproduced in everyday practice. It considers how people speak and act themselves into cultural existence, carving out real and conceptual spaces in which to produce class culture." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/prin022/2002029337.html
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liechty, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Middle class
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Classes moyennes
  • Société de consommation
  • Katmandou (Népal)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Middle class
  • Social conditions
  • Nepal
  • Nepal
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
Label
Suitably modern : making middle-class culture in a new consumer society, Mark Liechty
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-289) 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 -- Class and consumerism -- Media consumption in Kathmandu -- Youth and the experience of modernity -- Conclusion
Control code
on1220877053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221748
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctv1734p1f
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1220877053
Label
Suitably modern : making middle-class culture in a new consumer society, Mark Liechty
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-289) 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 -- Class and consumerism -- Media consumption in Kathmandu -- Youth and the experience of modernity -- Conclusion
Control code
on1220877053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221748
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1734p1f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1220877053

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