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Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Carol Upadhya


Reengineering India explores India’s post-liberalization transformation through the lens of the software industry. It is an anthropological study of work, capital, and class in the software industry, viewed as a key site where novel forms of work and worker-subjects, dispositions, and social identities are being fashioned, and new aspirations and social imaginaries are introduced, worked out, contested, and often transformed. It traces the multiple genealogies of software capital and its modes of value generation and explores the production, shaping, and circulation of Indian information techn ... More

Keywords: Indian software industry, IT professionals, Bangalore, outsourcing, middle class, software capital, Indian IT labour, liberalization, New India, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199461486
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Upadhya, author
Professor in the School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India.