Consumption And The Transformation Of Everyday Life: A View From South India

Hardcover | September 15, 2008

byHarold Wilhite

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In this book, Harold Wilhite makes an important new contribution to the interpretation of changing consumption in India, using an ethnographic approach to interrogate the rapid growth in the consumption of household durables, beauty and cleanliness products, and exploring how the engagement of local practices with the globalizing economy result in change.

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In this book, Harold Wilhite makes an important new contribution to the interpretation of changing consumption in India, using an ethnographic approach to interrogate the rapid growth in the consumption of household durables, beauty and cleanliness products, and exploring how the engagement of local practices with the globalizing econo...

Harold Wilhite is Associate Professor at the University of Oslo's Centre for Development and Environment in Norway. He has carried out anthropological research in several regions of the World, including the USA, Norway, Japan and India. He has published on consumption, development and sustainable energy use.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.8 × 5.57 × 0.74 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542549

ISBN - 13:9780230542549

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Global Interchange and Modernising Reforms * Women in a Bind: the Crucible of Marriage and Dowry * The Modern Housewife * Exercising the Extended Family * Work Migration  * Material, Discursive and Performative Contributions to Consumption * Frictionless Political and Religious Ideologies * Television: 'Everyone is Watching' * Conclusion