Consumption and the transformation of everyday life

Consumption and the transformation of everyday life

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In this book, Harold Wilhite makes an important new contribution to the interpretation of changing consumption in India, using an ethnographic approach to interrogate the rapid growth in the consumption of household durables, beauty and cleanliness products, and exploring how the engagement of local practices with the globalizing economy result in change.housing, building a number of them in Trivandrum for upper middle class and wealthy families. ... The Baker design did not take hold as an attractive middle class design, despite Bakera#39;s widespread reputation in Kerala and elsewhere in India. ... The normalising of air conditioning To summarise the discussion of home cooling, changes in availability of materials, costs of alternatives and new ideas aboutanbsp;...

Title:Consumption and the transformation of everyday life
Author: Harold Wilhite
Publisher:Palgrave MacMillan - 2008-09-15

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