Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 215 pages
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Based on extensive fieldwork in Calcutta, this book provides the first ethnography of how middle-class women in India understand and experience economic change through transformations of family life. It explores their ideas, practices and experiences of marriage, childbirth, reproductive change and their children's education, and addresses the impact that globalization is having on the new middle-classes in Asia more generally from a domestic perspective.
  

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Contents

Middleclass Domesticities and Maternities
31
Of Love Marriage and Intimacy
63
The Place of Birth
91
Education and the Making of Middleclass Mothers
123
Motherhood Food and the Body
155
Conclusion
179
Glossary
183
Bibliography
187
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