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Making ladies of girls : middle-class women and pleasure in urban India

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Current debates in the anthropology of the Indian middle classes suggest a preponderant theme of balance – between 'Indian' and 'Western'; 'traditional’ and ‘modern'; 'global' and 'local'. Scholars like Säävälä (2010) Nisbett (2007, 2009), and Donner (2011) demonstrate a range of practices through which the ideal of middle class life is positioned in a precarious median between the imagined decadence of the upper classes and the perceived immorality and lack of responsibility of the working c...

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Department of International Development, University of Oxford
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Department of International Development, University of Oxford
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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