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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"Drawing attention to women's agency as wives, mothers and grandmothers within these new frameworks, Domestic Goddesses discusses the experiences of different age groups affected by these changes. Through a careful analysis of women's narratives the domestic sphere is shown to represent the key site for the remaking of Indian middle-class citizens in a global world, highlighting the transformation of mothers from guardians of traditional culture, to critical consumers and specialized workers in the global economy."--Back cover.
  

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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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