Suitably Modern Making Middle-Class Culture in a New Consumer Society

ISBN-10: 0691095930
ISBN-13: 9780691095936
Edition: 2003
Authors: Mark Liechty
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Traces the growth of a new middle class in Kathmandu, as urban Nepalis harness the modern cultural resources of mass media and consumer goods to build modern identities and pioneer a new socio-cultural space in one of the world's 'least developed countries'.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Middle-Class Construction
Modern Nepali History and the Rise of the Middle Class
Class and Consumerism
Middle-Class Consciousness:"Hanging between the High and the Low"
Consumer Culture in Kathmandu:"Playing with Your Brain"
"Doing Fashion" in Kathmandu: Class and the Consumer Public
Media Consumption in Kathmandu
The Social Practice of Cinema and Video Viewing in Kathmandu
Media Cultures: The Global in the Local
Youth and the Experience of Modernity
Constructing the Modern Youth
Modernity, Time, and Place: Youth Culture in Kathmandu
Conclusion
The Space of Class: Toward an Anthropology of Middle-Class Cultural Practice
Bibliography
Index

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