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Within the limits: respectability, class and gender in Hyderabad

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Drawing on twelve months of fieldwork in suburban Hyderabad, India, this thesis contributes to emerging debates on the Indian new middle classes and postcolonial middle classes more generally. I challenge images of a homogenous middle class enjoying the benefits of liberalization by highlighting the diversity in wealth, lifestyle and access to opportunities within this class sector. Contrary to the pervasive image of a hedonistic and morally corrupt new middle class, I assert the centrality...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Amanda Gilbertson
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:48ee5b92-421d-4773-8880-642422179888
Local pid:
ora:8148

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