D'Cruz, Premilla

Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing India

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1. The World of Work in Contemporary India: The Relevance of a Critical Lens
Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz

Part I. Theme 1: India’s Place in Global Production Networks

2. “White Gold” for Whom? A Study of Institutional Aspects of Work and Wages in Cotton GPNs in India
Sukhpal Singh

3. Why Has the Indian Automotive Industry Reproduced “Low Road” Labour Relations?
Tom Barnes

“The Recession Has Passed but the Effects Are Still with Us”: Employment, Work Organization and Employee Experiences of Work in Post-crisis Indian BPO
Chandrima Roy, Dora Scholarios, Phil Taylor

Part II. Theme 2: Rising Informalization and Casualization of Employment

5. Informal Work in the Formal Sector: Conceptualizing the Changing Role of the State in India
Babu P. Remesh

6. Matter in Motion: Work and Livelihoods in India’s Economy of Waste
Barbara Harriss-White

7. Reclassifying Economies by the Degree and Intensity of Informalization: The Implications for India
Colin C. Williams

Part III. Theme 3: ICT-Related Offshoring—Rewriting the Trajectory of Indian Society?

8. Altering the Social Fabric of the Working Poor? Work and Employment Issues of Support Workers Catering to International ICT-ITES Firms in Mumbai
Randhir Kumar, Niels Beerepoot

9. Jack of All Trades and Master of None? The Development of IT (Compatible) Qualification Between State, Company and Individual Career Planning
Nicole Mayer-Ahuja, Patrick Feuerstein

10. Partially Empowering but not Decent? The Contradictions of Online Labour Markets
Premilla D’Cruz

Part IV. Theme 4: Challenges Facing Industrial Relations and Collective Action

11. The Paradoxes of Social Partnership and Union Revival in India
Vidu Badigannavar

12. Locating Worker Power in a Changing Bargaining Scenario
Supriya Routh

13. India at the Crossroads? Economic Restructuring, Deregulation and the Instability of Labour Relations
David Beale

Part V. Theme 5: Emerging Issues

14. Gestational Surrogacy in India: New Dynamics of Reproductive Labour
Amrita Pande

15. Going Dutch, Remaining Indian: The Work Experiences of IT Expatriates
Ernesto Noronha, Slawek Magala

Keywords: Social Sciences, Sociology of Work, Labor Economics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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