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Gender, Class and Reflexive Modernity in India.

By: Belliappa, Jyothsna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Description: 1 online resource (195 p.).ISBN: 9781137319227.Subject(s): Civilization, Modern | Family life surveys -- India | Middle class women -- IndiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender, Class and Reflexive Modernity in IndiaDDC classification: 305.420954 LOC classification: HQ1075.5.I4 .G384 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Setting Out to Study Class and Gender in Contemporary India; 2 Interrogating Reflexive Modernity; 3 The ''New'' Indian Middle Class Woman; 4 Individualism and Responsibility: Women''s Relationships Within Their Families; 5 Women''s Relationships with Paid Work in the Transnational Economy; 6 Managing Paid Employment and Family Life; 7 Relational Reflexivity, Individual Choice and ''Respectable Modernity''; Conclusion: The Collective Project of Self; Notes; References; Appendix: Profiles of Interviewees; Index
Summary: Using in-depth interviews, this book explores women employed in the Indian IT industry and highlights the gender specific and culturally specific consequences of reflexive modernity in neo-liberal India.
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Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Setting Out to Study Class and Gender in Contemporary India; 2 Interrogating Reflexive Modernity; 3 The ''New'' Indian Middle Class Woman; 4 Individualism and Responsibility: Women''s Relationships Within Their Families; 5 Women''s Relationships with Paid Work in the Transnational Economy; 6 Managing Paid Employment and Family Life; 7 Relational Reflexivity, Individual Choice and ''Respectable Modernity''; Conclusion: The Collective Project of Self; Notes; References; Appendix: Profiles of Interviewees; Index

Using in-depth interviews, this book explores women employed in the Indian IT industry and highlights the gender specific and culturally specific consequences of reflexive modernity in neo-liberal India.

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Jyothsna Latha Belliappa is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Azim Premji University in India.

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