Description : This anthology hopes to contribute, in particular, to the analysis of the mutually constitutive interaction of the use of cyberspace and Asian cultures, with particular attention to ethical, feminist, and religious perspectives especially within Catholic Christianity.
Description : Relatively high wages and the opportunity to be part of an upscale, globalized work environment draw many in India to the call center industry. At the same time, night shift employment presents women, in particular, with new challenges alongside the opportunities. This book explores how beliefs about what constitutes "women's work" are evolving in response to globalization. Working the Night Shift is the first in-depth study of the transnational call center industry that is written from the point of view of women workers. It uncovers how call center employment affects their lives, mainly as it relates to the anxiety that Indian families and Indian society have towards women going out at night, earning a good salary, and being exposed to western culture. This timely account illustrates the ironic and, at times, unsettling experiences of women who enter the spaces and places made accessible through call center work. Visit the author's website at http://www.working-the-nightshift.com and facebook group.
Description : An historical context of the development of global outsourcing with case study analysis in four countries where the industry is large or growing. It provides policy advice from employers to policy makers on how the growth of good quality jobs can be ensured as this industry grows and matures around the world.
Description : Indian call centre employees work through the night, sleep during the day, and listen to foreign voices in accented tongues over transnational telephone connections. Through a description of the nightly and daily lives of call centre workers in the university town of Pune, India, 1–800–Worlds engages with the complex negotiations that underlie the ostensible success of new service economies. As the author shows, the call centre industry is neither insular nor singular but offers a set of symptoms that can help read changing forms of urban Indian middle-classness.
Description : Selected articles from Volume 5 Number 5 of the full 40-page print edition of the international autism newsletter, Looking Up.
Description : This volume looks at how accumulation in postcolonial capitalism blurs the boundaries of space, institutions, forms, financial regimes, labour processes, and economic segments on one hand, and creates zones and corridors on the other. It draws our attention to the peculiar but structurally necessary coexistence of both primitive and virtual modes of accumulation in the postcolony. From these two major inquiries it develops a new understanding of postcolonial capitalism. The case studies in this volume discuss the production of urban spaces of capital extraction, institutionalization of postcolonial finance capital, gendering of work forms, establishment of new forms of labour, formation of and changes in caste and racial identities and networks, and securitization—and thereby confirm that no study of contemporary capitalism is complete without thoroughly addressing the postcolonial condition. By challenging the established dualities between citizenship-based civil society and welfare-based political society, exploring critically the question of colonial and postcolonial difference, and foregrounding the material processes of accumulation against the culturalism of postcolonial studies, this volume redefines postcolonial studies in South Asia and beyond. It is invaluable reading for students and scholars of South Asian studies, sociology, cultural and critical anthropology, critical and praxis studies, and political science.
Description : Discover how educators can cultivate globally literate learners while becoming globally connected themselves. The authors explore ways to bring global issues into the classroom and personalize them using new digital tools. Find strategies for implementing global-awareness studies into the traditional school curriculum, as well as creating new types of 21st century learning environments.
Description : This book discusses the issues and challenges of organizing and managing in the context of a globalized world. It provides insights and perspectives on the realities of organization in a world where governance structures, organizational processes, management practices, and employment relations are in a vortex of transformation. It analyzes the political, economic, sociological, cultural, institutional, and legal factors that shape these realities.
Description : Meet A.J. Aaron, the plant manager of a Fortune 500 manufacturing plant. He is a 40 year old businessman educated in one of the most logically-driven professions - Mechanical Engineering, but has an opening to many unexplained energies and experiences that challenge his every belief. With the help of several strangers, A.J. changes his life and his outlook on everything he believes true. One stranger is healed of Multiple Sclerosis as a result of her paranormal connectedness to A.J. Others teach him the power of intention and how to tap into the energy of the universe. He learns how the principles of Quantum Physics may explain this new reality, thus reaffirms his sanity, and helps him realize how much more there is to life than previously gleaned from his narrow point of view. A.J. Aaron shares his story with millions of readers to help them see what is true and right. Read this with an open mind and know that you are part of a vast universe that is welcoming you with open arms.