The Political Economy of Lifestyle: Consumption, India’s New Middle Class and State-Led Development

@inproceedings{Fernandes2009ThePE,
  title={The Political Economy of Lifestyle: Consumption, India’s New Middle Class and State-Led Development},
  author={Leela Fernandes},
  year={2009}
}
This essay analyzes the political economy of lifestyle that frames middle class consumption in post-liberalization India. The essay argues that the new middle class in India is part of a state-led project of development rather than an expanding consumer group that has naturally been produced by economic growth. Economic liberalization in India operates through two disparate but simultaneous languages of economic development and economic growth. On the one hand, state, non-governmental… Expand
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