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Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375715-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... This chapter takes as its object of analysis the city of Gurgaon, the largest hub of India’s call centers. Gurgaon is shown as an important urban variation that bears marks of the global age. It takes the functional logic of a modern city so far that it stops bearing resemblance to it. If global...
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By A. Aneesh
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... urban formation SEZ (special economic zone) Gurgaon transnational enclave ...
Published: 21 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375838-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7583-8
... This chapter focuses on the instability catalyzed in neoliberal discourses of individual responsibility and entrepreneurship in the lives of call center agents in Gurgaon and in a popular Hindi film Bunty aur Babli. Pivoting around the trope of movement and mobility, these discourses...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375715-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
... agents connected live with their customers in the United States and United Kingdom while Gurgaon slept quietly outside the business district, and how the trainees digested the laws and work processes of other lands, practiced accents and cultural performances for people they never knew, and places...