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Author Bhandari, Parul, author

Title Money, culture, class : elite women as modern subjects / Parul Bhandari
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge focus on modern subjects
Routledge focus on modern subjects
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Fashion and travels; 3 Weddings, opulence, and hospitality; 4 Hindu glamour: of invitations, hierarchies, and snubs; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Summary Based on ethnographic research, this book explores the ways in which elite women use and view money in order to construct identities - of class, status, and gender. Drawing on their everyday worlds, it tracks the intricate and contested meanings they attach to money. Focusing on weddings, travel, and spirituality, Parul Bhandari delineates the entitlements and privileges as well as the obsessions and vulnerabilities that underlie the construction of class, the shaping of elite cultures, and the curating of femininity. As such, this book offers an innovative account of the interplay between money, modernity, class, and gender
Notes Parul Bhandari is currently a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, UK. Previously, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH), Delhi. Dr. Bhandari obtained her PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge in 2014. She has held Guest Faculty positions at the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, and the Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Delhi. Her research interests lie in the study of class (elites and the middle class), urban India, gender, marriage, and family. Her recent publications include a co-edited book, Exploring Indian Modernities: Ideas and Practices (2018), as well as a journal special issue 'Changing Family Realities in South Asia?' (SAMAJ, 2017)
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Subject Elite (Social sciences)
Housewives -- India
Money -- Social aspects -- India
Elite (Social sciences)
Money -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
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