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Working the night shift : women in India's call center industry

Author: Reena Patel
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010.
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"Relatively high wages and the opportunity to be part of an upscale, globalized work environment draw many in India to the call center industry. At the same time, night shift employment presents women, in particular, with new challenges alongside the opportunities. This book explores how beliefs about what constitutes "women's work" are evolving in response to globalization. Working the Night Shift is the first  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patel, Reena, 1970-
Working the night shift.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)761308756
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reena Patel
ISBN: 9780804769136 0804769133 9780804769143 0804769141
OCLC Number: 437186903
Description: xii, 191 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Off-shoring customer service : a new global order --
Mobility-morality narratives --
Traveling at night --
Fast money, family survival, and the consumer class --
On the home front --
Social mobility : other openings and constrictions --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Reena Patel.

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This book uncovers how working the night shift at India's transnational call centers affects the lives of women workers.  Read more...

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