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Liberalization's Children: Gender, Youth, and Consumer Citizenship in Globalizing India
by Ritty Lukose
Liberalization’s Children explores how youth and gender have become crucial sites for a contested cultural politics of globalization in India. Popular discourses draw a contrast between “midnight’s children,” who were rooted in post-independence Nehruvian developmentalism, and “liberalization’s children,” who are global in outlook and unapologetically consumerist. Moral pa ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 13th 2009 by Duke University Press Books
(first published 2009)
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This is definitely not quite what I thought it would be. That said, there are a lot of interesting things I learned about youth culture in India--especially in Kerala. Some of the most interesting discussion here, which I wish were more extensive, is the influence of Gulf money and labour affecting people in Kerala and the culture. Also, I was a bit surprised to see how much emphasis was on northern Indian cultures affecting Kerala culture, as opposed to Western cultural elements. Much of the ...more