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ERIC Number: ED554153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 296
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ISBN: 978-1-3031-5159-0
Designing Citizens in Transnational India
Irani, Lilly Christine
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Irvine
This dissertation examines the politics of design practice in urban India through an ethnography of a Delhi-based design and innovation studio. The dissertation focuses on the ideological continuities between the profession of design and middle class Indian citizenship post-liberalization, twinning arts of governance through the shaping of the material world with self-actualization for an avant garde, modernizing elite. I show how this social order is organized and operates through the interactional organization of the design studio, through the use of film in design research, through the staging of a hackathon to evangelize entrepreneurial technology making, and in a conference evangelizing design as a form of citizenship that can generate global Indian modernity. This project has implications for understanding the ways in which technology practices are socially and culturally productive--not only as processes that generate artifacts and systems with social implications, but as processes that themselves have social implications. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India