Landscapes Of Accumulation: Real Estate And The Neoliberal Imagination In Contemporary India by Llerena Guiu Searle

Landscapes Of Accumulation: Real Estate And The Neoliberal Imagination In Contemporary India

byLlerena Guiu Searle

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Over the past few decades, India has experienced a sudden and spectacular urban transformation. Gleaming business complexes encroach on fields and villages. Giant condominium communities offer gated security, indoor gyms, and pristine pools. Spacious, air-conditioned malls have sprung up alongside open-air markets.
 
In Landscapes of Accumulation, Llerena Guiu Searle examines India’s booming developments and offers a nuanced ethnographic treatment of late capitalism. India’s land, she shows, is rapidly transforming from a site of agricultural and industrial production to an international financial resource. Drawing on intensive fieldwork with investors, developers, real estate agents, and others, Searle documents the new private sector partnerships and practices that are transforming India’s built environment, as well as widely shared stories of growth and development that themselves create self-fulfilling prophecies of success. As a result, India’s cities are becoming ever more inaccessible to the country’s poor. Landscapes of Accumulation will be a welcome contribution to the international study of neoliberalism, finance, and urban development and will be of particular interest to those studying rapid—and perhaps unsustainable—development across the Global South.

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Llerena Guiu Searle is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Rochester.

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Title:Landscapes Of Accumulation: Real Estate And The Neoliberal Imagination In Contemporary IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780226385068

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“In this brilliant ethnography, Searle convincingly demonstrates the contested and uneven process by which real estate is transformed into a commodity for the global market place. In this process, narratives of the future meet speculative ambitions as Indian builders and multinational real estate companies court and clash over transparency, quality, and profits. This book will appeal to students in a wide range of disciplines: urban planning, geography, anthropology, sociology, and political science.”