Women in Kolkata's IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and Household by Zakir HusainWomen in Kolkata's IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and Household by Zakir Husain

Women in Kolkata's IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and Household

byZakir Husain, Mousumi Dutta

Paperback | January 15, 2014

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Based on a survey of women workers in Kolkata's IT sector, this book argues that growth of the IT sector has created a demand for skilled professionals. This has provided scope for highly educated urban women to create a space of self-expression and enjoy enhanced status and prestige within their families. These women workers carefully plan their career and daily activities, keeping in mind the need to balance diverse and conflicting needs of work and home. This kind of decision-making occurs outside the utilitarian framework and is better framed in terms of Herbert Simon's 'satisficing' approach, which takes into account the bounded rationality of agents. Written in lucid, non-technical language, the book will be an invaluable addition to existing works on gender and labour studies and will be of interest to social scientists undertaking research on gender, labour and the IT sector.
Zakir Husain is Associate Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. After completing his doctorate in resource management, he has worked on education, health and gender issues. He has published extensively in journals likeEcological Economics,Social Indicat...
Title:Women in Kolkata's IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and HouseholdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:133 pagesPublished:January 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8132215923

ISBN - 13:9788132215929


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Women, Work and Agency: An Introduction.- Chapter 2. Women, work and exploitation: A binary perspective.- Chapter 3. Women and work: Towards an alternative approach.- Chapter 4. Nabadiganta-Women workers in Kolkata's IT sector.- Chapter 5. Agency and satisficing in Kolkata's IT sector.- Chapter 6. Work, Satisficing and Agency.