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Reengineering India : Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy (Hardcover) (Carol Upadhya)
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The 1990s is considered a turning point for India, ushering in a phase of liberalization, globalization, and rapid economic growth. The success of the software industry symbolizes these larger transformations and India's entry onto the global stage as a rising economic power. Yet the wider social and cultural reverberations of the outsourcing phenomenon have not been well understood. This book explores India's post-liberalization transformation through an anthropological study of work, capital, and class in the software industry, viewed as a key site where new identities, aspirations, and social imaginaries are being created and circulated. It examines the origins and organization of software capital, the production of the Indian IT workforce, the introduction of new forms of work and management, and the connections between software and the 'new' middle class. The author argues that although the software industry has been central to the fashioning of a 'new India', it remains deeply embedded in older structures of inequality and modes of accumulation.
Number of Pages: 383
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Carol Upadhya
Street Date: September 7, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2003
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