Brutal Beauty Aesthetics and Aspiration in Urban India /

"Taking Bangalore in southern India as its point of departure, this book explores the ways in which artists across India and beyond foreground neoliberalism as an inescapable market logic that permeates aesthetics, selfhood, and everyday life"--

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Menon, Jisha, 1972- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2022.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Urban Striving: Panic, Property, and Precarity
  • Cosmopolitan Aspirations and the Call Center Worker
  • Aspiring to Queer Globality: From Shame to Self-Assertion
  • Libidinal Urbanism: Narcissism in the Noir City
  • Wasted: Consumer Desire and Its Detritus
  • Epilogue. Receptivity and Responsibility in the Neoliberal City.