Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Decolonizing PsychologyGlobalization, Social Justice, and Indian Youth Identities$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sunil Bhatia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199964727.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 October 2020

The Cultural Psychology of Globalization

The Cultural Psychology of Globalization

Constructing Desirable Identities and Spaces

(p.21) Chapter 2 The Cultural Psychology of Globalization
Decolonizing Psychology

Sunil Bhatia

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, an interdisciplinary lens is used to examine the contested and multiple meanings, references, and definitions of globalization that vary across the different disciplines of political science, geography, cultural studies, economics, and sociology. It is argued that the lives of Indian youth comprise an important story of our time—a story that remains largely invisible and neglected in psychology. There are huge swathes of Indian urban youth who are experiencing conflicting meanings about their gender roles, marriage, sexual practices, filial obligations, household responsibilities, and child care duties. This chapter shows how contemporary forms of globalization practices, structures, and discourses occur through neoliberalism and the ways in which new urban spaces and identities are being reconfigured. It specifically examines how global and transnational Indianness is constructed in the semiotics and spaces of urban malls and through Indo-German cultural exchange programs.

Keywords:   theories, neoliberalism, globalization, transformation of urban space, malls

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .