Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World
Carol Appadurai Breckenridge
U of Minnesota Press, 1995 - Social Science - 261 pages
Illustrates that what is distinctive of any particular society is not the fact of its modernity, but rather its own unique debates about modernity. The contributors address the roles intertwined interests in the making of India's public culture, each examining different sites of consumption. The sites they explore include cinema, radio, cricket, restaurants, and tourism.
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