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1-800-Worlds: The Making of the Indian Call Centre Economy

Author:
Krishnamurthy, Mathangi (Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras)

ISBN:
978 0 19 947605 3
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
272
List price(s):
62.25 USD
33.99 GBP

Publication date:
22 February 2018

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1-800-Worlds chronicles the labour practices, life-worlds, and media atmospheres of Indian call centre workers, and locates them within the socio-political context of the new Indian middle classes.

Biography: 

Mathangi Krishnamurthy is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. She is currently pursuing a project on bodily imaginations in relation to new genetic diagnostic technologies. Her areas of interest include the anthropology of work and gender, medical anthropology, urban studies, globalization, and affective labour. She has published on questions of English language usage, the anthropology of work, and the anthropology of gender.

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