Café Culture in Pune

Being Young and Middle Class in Urban India

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ISBN:

9780198099437

Publication date:

22/09/2014

Hardback

296 pages

223.0x145.0mm

Price: 995.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198099437

Publication date:

22/09/2014

Hardback

296 pages

223.0x145.0mm

First Edition

Teresa Platz Robinson

Café Culture in Pune is an ethnographic snapshot, taken in 2008, tracing the effects of globalization from the perspective of young middle class urbanites in post-liberalization Pune, India. Documenting with meticulous detail their lifeworlds—from clothing to hanging out, friendship, dating, education, and marriage—this work captures new forms of socializing, consumption, self-improvement, and relationship-management.

Suitable for: Researchers, scholars and students working in the fields of social- cultural anthropology, sociology, urban studies, cultural studies, comparative studies, development studies, human geography, as well as south Asian studies and globalization studies.

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Teresa Platz Robinson

Description

  The emergence of a visible, commodified leisure culture in the form of cafés, targeted at and appropriated by young adults from the middle class, is a striking phenomenon in the transformation of urban life in India since the economic liberalization in 1991. Café Culture in Pune is an ethnographic snapshot, taken in 2008, tracing the effects of globalization from the perspective of young middle class urbanites in post-liberalization Pune, India. Documenting with meticulous detail their lifeworlds—from clothing to hanging out, friendship, dating, education, and marriage—this work captures new forms of socializing, consumption, self-improvement, and relationship-management. These practices set the young generation apart—the first to grow up with mass-consumerism—as a group in historical time, in relation to other lifeworlds in India, to ‘western’ versions and as a rounded lifeworld in itself.  Rich in ethnographic detail, this work follows the young café culture crowd, which in its practices sought to domesticate ‘the global’ while transcending ‘the local’. They were negotiating to follow their hearts, while preserving strong family bonds and inter-generational dependencies—thus modifying the meaning of being middle class Indians in our contemporary globalized world.

First Edition

Teresa Platz Robinson

Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
1. Café Culture
2. Clothing
3. Morality of Indian Conviviality I: The Old Way
4. Morality of Indian Conviviality II: Friendship
Amongst the Café Culture
5. Education: Indian Success Stories
6. Dating, Sex, and Marriage
Conclusions
Bibliography 
Index
About the Author

First Edition

Teresa Platz Robinson

Features

  • Analyses a wide range of issues-from clothing, food, lifestyle, leisure, to choice of partners
  • A snapshot of youth culture in urban India
  • Reflection on the fast-changing landscape of urbanity and youth in 21st century India

First Edition

Teresa Platz Robinson

First Edition

Teresa Platz Robinson

Description

  The emergence of a visible, commodified leisure culture in the form of cafés, targeted at and appropriated by young adults from the middle class, is a striking phenomenon in the transformation of urban life in India since the economic liberalization in 1991. Café Culture in Pune is an ethnographic snapshot, taken in 2008, tracing the effects of globalization from the perspective of young middle class urbanites in post-liberalization Pune, India. Documenting with meticulous detail their lifeworlds—from clothing to hanging out, friendship, dating, education, and marriage—this work captures new forms of socializing, consumption, self-improvement, and relationship-management. These practices set the young generation apart—the first to grow up with mass-consumerism—as a group in historical time, in relation to other lifeworlds in India, to ‘western’ versions and as a rounded lifeworld in itself.  Rich in ethnographic detail, this work follows the young café culture crowd, which in its practices sought to domesticate ‘the global’ while transcending ‘the local’. They were negotiating to follow their hearts, while preserving strong family bonds and inter-generational dependencies—thus modifying the meaning of being middle class Indians in our contemporary globalized world.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
1. Café Culture
2. Clothing
3. Morality of Indian Conviviality I: The Old Way
4. Morality of Indian Conviviality II: Friendship
Amongst the Café Culture
5. Education: Indian Success Stories
6. Dating, Sex, and Marriage
Conclusions
Bibliography 
Index
About the Author

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