South Asia

Globalization in India: Commuters in Mumbai #4

29 year old Selina Uttankar begins her journey from the small fishing village of Manori at 04.45, early enough to get to the main fish market to sell her goods. Travelling by ferry, autorickshaw, train, bus and on foot through the city's streets and beach front, she makes the 12-hour return journey through Elphinstone and Bandra to sell seafood three times each week.

Globalization in India: Commuters in Mumbai #2

Mohammed Muslim, 70, begins his 14 hour day in Colaba, in South Mumbai and delivers to Cuffe Parade, Post Office, Badhwar Park and Colaba Market. His packages range from post and paper to plastic and bread. A cyclist in what is becoming more and more a landscape of cars, Muslim navigates the busy roads, interchanges and pedestrian blocked neighbourhoods on bike and by foot covering over 25 km every day.

Globalization in India: Commuters in Mumbai #1

Lajja Shah, the 27 year old fashion stylist navigates the streets of Mumbai managing several key meetings during the day, and making extensive use of her mobile phone. Travelling over 36 km through the private toll road of Aarey Colony, to Marol, Andheri, Mahalaxmi, Bandra and Khar by autorickshaw, train, local taxi, on foot and by private car, Lajja ends her day at 22.00 at a major fashion show in Kalina.

View: "Cities and new wars: after Mumbai," Saskia Sassen

In response to the recent Mumbai attacks, November 2008, Sassen talks of her larger research project on "whether cities are losing this capacity and are becoming sites for a range of new types of violence." Below is a reproduction from openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/).

South Asia Test Event

Sep 18 2008 - 11:00am
Etc/GMT-4

This is a test event for the south asia view.

Suitably Modern: making middle-class culture in a new consumer society

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Mark Liechty

Source:

Princeton University Press, Princeton, p.292 (2003)

Keywords:

Kathmandu; Nepal; middle-class; consumerism; consumption

Abstract:

This book details Liechty's ethnographic investigations into Kathmandu's burgeoning middle-class, tracing practices that work to distinguish this group from its neighbors "above" and "below" it. By examining closely the processes consumption, Liechty's neo-Weberian approach looks to how the everyday practices of actors continuously work to produce and reproduce what it means to be middle-class in Nepal.

This work provides on-the-ground ethnographic data reflecting the qualitative changes that have resulted from the grand-narrative that one might call "globalization."

World Banker and His Cash Return Home

"World Banker and His Cash Return Home"
New York Times
By Jason DeParle
Published: March 17, 2008

“I understand the costs of migration,” he said. “There is a cost to not migrating, too.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/world/asia/17remit.html?pagewanted=1&_...

Interview with Prof. T. K. Oommen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Cultural Globalisation

This is a presentation of the approach of Prof. T. K. Oommen about the cultural, political, and social aspects of the process of globalization. It was recorded at the Sociological Department, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg (Germany ) on May 23, 2000 by Bernd Remmele and Markus Jenki. Dr. Frank Welz and Dr. Anand Kumar conducted the discussion with Prof. Oommen for this recording.

http://www.zmk.uni-freiburg.de/Oommen/default.htm

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