Dream Zones: Anticipating Capitalism and Development in India

Jamie Cross

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

Dream Zones explores the dreamed of and desired futures that constitute, sustain and disrupt capitalism in contemporary India.

Drawing on five years of research in and around India's Special Economic Zones (SEZs), the book 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 the global economy is shaped by sentiment as much as reason and that un-realised expectations are the grounds on which new hopes for the future are sown.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPluto Press
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781783710393
ISBN (Print)9780745333724, 9780745333731
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameAnthropology, Culture and Society
PublisherPluto Press

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • India
  • economic development
  • industrialisation
  • liberalisation


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