Reengineering India

Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

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9780199461486

Publication date:

30/06/2016

Hardback

398 pages

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ISBN:

9780199461486

Publication date:

30/06/2016

Hardback

398 pages

Carol Upadhya

The book explores India’s post-liberalization transformations through an anthropological study of the software industry. It examines the origins of software capital, the shaping of the Indian IT workforce, the new management practices and forms of work introduced in IT workspaces, and the connections between IT and the middle class. The author suggests that although the software industry has been central to the fashioning of the ‘New India’, it remains embedded in older social structures of inequality.

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Carol Upadhya

Description

The march towards a ‘new India’ began with its entry onto the global stage as a rising economic power, impelled by liberalization policies and the forces of globalization. The success of India’s information technology (IT) industry symbolizes these larger developments, yet we lack a critical understanding of the wider social and cultural reverberations of this phenomenon. Reengineering India explores India’s post-liberalization transformation through the lens of the software industry.
This book views the IT industry 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 the software industry has been central to India’s post-liberalization refashioning, yet it remains deeply embedded in older structures of inequality and modes of accumulation.
An anthropological account of the relationship between work, class, capital, and culture in India’s new economy, this book is essential reading for thinking about the future of the post-IT revolution nation.
About the Author
Carol Upadhya is Professor in the School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India.

Carol Upadhya

Table of contents


Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Software Capital and the New India
2. Compiling the Indian IT Workforce
3. In the Software Factory
4. Soft Capitalism Comes to India
5. Encultured Identities, Cultivated Selves
6. Codes of Class
Conclusion: What’s New about the ‘New India’?
References
Index
About the Author

Carol Upadhya

Carol Upadhya

Carol Upadhya

Description

The march towards a ‘new India’ began with its entry onto the global stage as a rising economic power, impelled by liberalization policies and the forces of globalization. The success of India’s information technology (IT) industry symbolizes these larger developments, yet we lack a critical understanding of the wider social and cultural reverberations of this phenomenon. Reengineering India explores India’s post-liberalization transformation through the lens of the software industry.
This book views the IT industry 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 the software industry has been central to India’s post-liberalization refashioning, yet it remains deeply embedded in older structures of inequality and modes of accumulation.
An anthropological account of the relationship between work, class, capital, and culture in India’s new economy, this book is essential reading for thinking about the future of the post-IT revolution nation.
About the Author
Carol Upadhya is Professor in the School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India.

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Table of contents


Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Software Capital and the New India
2. Compiling the Indian IT Workforce
3. In the Software Factory
4. Soft Capitalism Comes to India
5. Encultured Identities, Cultivated Selves
6. Codes of Class
Conclusion: What’s New about the ‘New India’?
References
Index
About the Author

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