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Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Llerena Guiu Searle

Abstract

Mushrooming in size and bristling with new construction, Indian cities are being remade to suit a new post-liberalization society of computer engineers, working women, and savvy consumers. Now, alongside open-air markets and crumbling apartment blocks, spacious air-conditioned malls sell Louis Vuitton luggage and Swarovski crystal, condominium towers offer residents gated security and indoor gyms, and glitzy office buildings house international firms. This book explains the violent, sudden, and spectacular growth of India’s cities by focusing on the people who have moved capital into real esta ... More

Keywords: capital accumulation, real estate, India, cities, communication, finance, markets, speculation, urban restructuring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226384900
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Llerena Guiu Searle, author
University of Rochester

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