Sara Dickey is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA. email: email@example.com Her research in India includes work on film-watching, class identity, and politics, and on domestic service, class relations, and gender. Her publications include Cinema and the Urban Poor in South India (1993), and a forthcoming co-edited book on domestic service and identity politics in South and Southeast Asia.
I have benefited from the comments, electronically mediated and otherwise, of Susan Bell, Christopher Pinney. Thanks also to JoEllen Fisherkeller, and Pamelia Edgerton and Guy Saldanha for assistance with the manuscript.