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Landscapes of accumulation : real estate and the neoliberal imagination in contemporary India / Llerena Guiu Searle.Material type: BookSeries: South Asia across the disciplines: Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016Description: x, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789386552303 (hardback).Subject(s): Real property -- India | Economic development -- India | India -- Economic conditions -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 333.30954 SEA
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Introduction: building stories -- Routes of accumulation -- Speculating on Indian futures -- The India story -- Betting on the future -- Constructing consumer India -- Conflict and commensuration -- Transparency and control -- Developers' quest for credibility and capital -- Quality projects I: constructing authority -- Quality projects II: transforming practices -- Conclusion: the "India story" revisited.
Over the past few decades, India has experienced a sudden and spectacular urban transformation. Gleaming business complexes encroach on fields and villages. Giant condominium communities offer gated security, indoor gyms, and pristine pools. Spacious, air-conditioned malls have sprung up alongside open-air markets. In this volume, Llerena Guiu Searle examines India's booming developments and offers a nuanced Read more...