Dream Zones: Capitalism and Development in India

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    Jamie Cross

    Publisher: Pluto Books

    Year: 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 240 pages

    ISBN: 9780745333724

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Explores the dreams and desired futures of workers, farmers and politicians that sustain and disrupt capitalism in contemporary India.

Drawing on five years of research in and around India's special economic zones (SEZs) Dream Zones follows the stories of regional politicians, corporate executives, rural farmers, industrial workers and social activists to show how the pursuit of growth, profit and development shapes the politics of industrialisation and liberalisation.

This book offers a timely reminder that global political economy is shaped by sentiments as much as reason and that un-realised expectations are the grounds on which new hopes for the future are sown.

About the Author

Jamie Cross is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Development at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Dream Zones: Anticipating Capitalism and Development in India (Pluto, 2014).

What People Are Saying

"This is an important and fascinating book. Engagingly written and ethnographically rich, Dream Zones reveals the multiple meanings, contestations and realities of Special Economic Zones in India." Katy Gardner, Professor of Anthropology at London School of Economics

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary and Abbreviations
Note on Language
1. The Economy of Anticipation
2. The Vision of Growth
3. The Land of Speculation
4. The Factory of the Future
5. The Labour of Aspiration
6. The Struggles for Tomorrow
7. Anticipation, Capitalism, Anthropology
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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