Low Wage in High Tech: An Ethnography of Service Workers in Global India

Author:   Kiran Mirchandani (University of Toronto) ,  Sanjukta Mukherjee (Depaul University) ,  Professor of Sociology Shruti Tambe (University of Pune (India))
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, USA
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9780190868864


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   15 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Kiran Mirchandani (University of Toronto) ,  Sanjukta Mukherjee (Depaul University) ,  Professor of Sociology Shruti Tambe (University of Pune (India))
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, USA
Imprint:   Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:  

9780190868864


ISBN 10:   0190868864
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   15 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Low Wage in High Tech hits on a topic that is absolutely cutting-edge. So much research has been done on call centers and IT labor, but few have addressed the much more far-reaching issue of the 'secondary' labor from this industry. The book uses an analytical framework that is nuanced and illuminating. Based on an elegant ethnographic analysis, it takes us inside these communities so that we can understand the experiences of these workers in their everyday lives. --Winifred Poster, Washington University in St. Louis In this carefully researched and well-written book, an impressive team of authors exposes the underside of India's IT sector. The authors have done an admirable job putting together a text that is detailed in its attention to the personal stories of those they interviewed, nuanced in its theoretical scope, and broad in its contributions to many areas of scholarship, including neoliberalism and service work, gender, caste, and occupation, and precarity in the global South. --Smitha Radhakrishnan, Wellesley College Low Wage in High Tech is a very interesting study of the liminal zones of globalization, where neither formality nor informality really describes the situation on the ground. It does a wonderful job of bringing in the idea of habitus, and relating it to large-scale economic processes. The book keeps gender front and center without reifying Indian gender ideologies. --Heather Levi, Temple University


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Kiran Mirchandani is Professor in the Adult Education and Community Development Program at the University of Toronto, Canada. Sanjukta Mukherjee is Associate Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at DePaul University, USA. Shruti Tambe is Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India.

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