In this book, Harold Wilhite makes an important new contribution to the interpretation of changing consumption in India, using an ethnographic approach to interrogate the rapid growth in the consumption of household durables, beauty and cleanliness products, and exploring how the engagement of local practices with the globalizing economy result in change.His house designs use unfired bricks, limestone mortar and arched doors and windows. ... when he designed and built the buildings that would house the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in Trivandrum, one of Keralaa#39;s important universities. ... changes in availability of materials, costs of alternatives and new ideas about what constitutes a modern house have paved the way for air conditioning.
|Title||:||Consumption and the transformation of everyday life|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave MacMillan - 2008-09-15|