Show simple item record Murdeshwar, Sagar Niket 2016-07-04T13:30:34Z 2016-07-04T13:30:34Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to understand the ways in which young Indian women are negotiating and managing their access to the Mumbai night time economy (M-NTE). Through ethnographic fieldwork, which consisted of participant observation and in-depth interviews of five female middle class young Indians (22-24 years) who participated in Mumbai's alcohol drinking cultures. The data gathered during fieldwork and from the interviews was analysed through a post-structuralist/ social constructionist framework and showed that access to these drinking cultures is linked to larger issues to social mobility with the middle class (es). Furthermore, I argue here that participation in the MNTE is an "impossible space", which can partially be managed through culturally specific strategies. In conclusion, the M-NTE, is not about getting intoxicated, unlike the British night time economy (B-NTE), but is related to learning to identify alcohol with modernity and a global identity. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Aberystwyth University en_GB
dc.title 'Drinking, the gateway to globalisation' - How are young Indian women making sense of their participation in drinking cultures? en_GB
dc.type Thesis en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel research masters en
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en
dc.type.publicationtype thesis or dissertation en

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