Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Café Culture in PuneBeing Young and Middle Class in Urban India$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Teresa Platz Robinson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198099437

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 06 December 2019



(p.1) Introduction
Café Culture in Pune

Teresa Platz Robinson

Oxford University Press

A framework for the study is established first by offering a summary of debates about modernity, globalization, consumption, personhood, holism/collectivism and individualism/individual autonomy. The book considers two main questions: In what ways do free global market economy and ‘globalization’ change the way people see themselves? And to what extent might Indian practices modify the practices of ‘western’ individualism implicit in Indian modernism? This is followed by an examination of the rise of the Indian middle class and a description of the rhetoric of the middle class in Pune. The café culture is put in the context of global youth cultures in post-liberalization countries. The methodology of the study is described. And finally a historical overview of Pune is provided.

Keywords:   middle class, youth culture, modernity, globalization, consumption, personhood, holism, individual autonomy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .