Gender, Class and Reflexive Modernity in India by J. BelliappaGender, Class and Reflexive Modernity in India by J. Belliappa

Gender, Class and Reflexive Modernity in India

byJ. Belliappa

Hardcover | August 23, 2013

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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.
Jyothsna Latha Belliappa is Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Azim Premji University in India.
Title:Gender, Class and Reflexive Modernity in IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230300189

ISBN - 13:9780230300187

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Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"This volume is a welcome addition to the flourishing feminist literature by non-Western scholars that has, for decades, focused on the specificities of experiences of women living in different societies and celebrating the different strategies adopted by them. The process of adapting, adopting and changing concepts of modernity in the case of women in the IT industry has been meticulously analysed and contextualised by Belliappa providing a striking and valuable dimension to the growing body of work." - Professor the Baroness Haleh Afshar, OBE, University of York, UK  "In this book Jyothsna Belliappa provides a finely nuanced and reflective study of the middle class Indian woman. Her emphasis on the influence of the family on the lives of women through her rich and textured analysis, brings home to us the idea that modernity in India is not an individual project, and is constituted in social and cultural contexts. This book offers a unique critique of 'reflexive modernity' from the vantage point of being Indian, middle class and woman in Bangalore, the epitome of a changing, modern India." - Meenakshi Thapan, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, India