Monday, April 05, 2010

Great Transformation of the 19th century

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Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and China
Christophe Jaffrelot and Peter van der Veer
(http://www.sagepublications.com/)

Absorption of global consumer culture

While it is undoubtedly true that the IT revolution and other forms of globalisation have drastically transformed our life-world and its patterns of production and consumption in recent decades, we are still largely heirs to the Great Transformation of the 19th century, write Christophe Jaffrelot and Peter van der Veer in Patterns of Middle Class Consumption in India and China.


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