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- DescriptionIn this anthropological history, Mary E. Hancock examines the politics of public memory in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Once a colonial port, Chennai is w poised to become a center for India's new ecomy of information techlogy, export processing, and back-office services. State and local governments promote tourism and a heritage-conscious cityscape to make Chennai a recognizable brand among investment and travel destinations. Using a range of textual, visual, architectural, and ethgraphic sources, Hancock grapples with the question of how people in Chennai remember and represent their past, considering the political and ecomic contexts and implications of those memory practices. Working from specific sites, including a historic district created around an ancient Hindu temple, a living history museum, neo-traditional and vernacular architecture, and political memorials, Hancock examines the spatialization of memory under the conditions of neoliberalism.
- Author BiographyMary E. Hancock is Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Author(s)Mary E. Hancock
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication29/10/2008
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note24 b&w photos, 3 maps
- Weight613 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine28 mm
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