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Published: 01 September 2016

224 Pages | 30 b/w and 6 color illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199465132

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Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Ipsita Chatterjee

  • Sociology: Urban Studies/Development Studies/ Cultural Studies/ Sociology of Religion. Students and scholars of migration studies, diaspora studies; anthropology; social geography; international relations.
  • The case study parts of the book are an ethnographic exercise on migrant life and landscape in the US and the rejuvenation of religion which will be attractive to readers.
  • They make an interesting commentary on economy and culture and demonstrate how globalization is a two way process. In this case flowing not only from the US to India, but also back. Very few studies tend to take in this aspect.
  • "migrant landscapes," "theme park religion," "Mac temple," (a take on McDonalds), "globalization," "US-India cultural interaction," are key words that can be attractive.
  • The book makes a significant conceptual/theoretical contribution to Marxian ideas of "dialectics."

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