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Café Culture in PuneBeing Young and Middle Class in Urban India$
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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

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(p.81) 2 Clothing
Café Culture in Pune

Teresa Platz Robinson

Oxford University Press

Chapter 2 explores how the young Puneites of the café culture understood and positioned themselves in their world through their dressed bodies. By wearing jeans they not only clearly distinguished themselves from their elders and the rest of society but also communicated ‘normality’ before an imagined global audience.

Keywords:   clothing, embodiment, body, jeans, denim, sari, salwar-kameez, gender, cafés and nightclubs

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