ANT 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Street Food

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A History of Future cities
3.5% economic growth rate
o We are growing at less than that
o If they had stayed at this rate instead of going global, how would India
be different?
Changed economic growth was 9-10%
o Currently at about 6%
Disparity of wealth
o Gates surrounding parks
o Slums right outside of skyscrapers
o Repetition of geographies
Trash
o Used to be a lot of biodegradable items
Street food would come in clay cups, leaves, etc.
Animals used to survive off of this organic waste
o Now they use what we do
Now animals eat wrappers
Urban cattle are having a hard time because they ingest these
things
Indian ‘Modernity’ and ‘Tradition’: A Gender Analysis
Modern: technological advances, social changes, things happening today
Modernity
o Enlightenment ideas
Refocusing of thoughts from religion to science
Power of reason
Focusing on humans
o Technological process
o Secularization
o Liberating yourself from ignorance
o Social Relations
Modern economies promote competition between people
Justifies it as natural
Ongoing tensions
Ghandian ideals; local and no technology
Nehurian; large technological interventions to raise the
country
Gender perspective and how it opens up the debate about modernity vs.
tradition
Where do our values of better and more efficient come from?
o Modernity influence
o Modern values
o Through advertising, British influence, fashion
New ways of wearing Sari’s
Images of the perfect woman
Linked to national identity
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