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Series: Thought in the Act
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012702-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1270-2
Series: The World Readers
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-054
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
Series: Science and Cultural Theory
Published: 19 March 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380443-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8044-3
Published: 03 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003342-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0334-2
Series: Body, commodity, text
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399179-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9917-9
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-158
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... of the relationship between work and leisure in neoliberal economies. By and large, Indian programmers do not allow work demands to intrude on leisure time; in fact, they actively resist this. The chapter posits that leisure time is so preserved because it allows programmers to develop a politics of pleasure...
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By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... contracts are stepping-stones to both individual and national self-determination. As such, the critique of migration regimes by diasporic Indian programmers is muted by the discourse of technoelite success through individual achievement to which they also subscribe. national identity India software...
Book Chapter

By Sareeta Amrute
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
...Encoding Race This chapter uses political cartoons and ethnographic interviews to document the racialized depiction of Indian IT workers. These sources show the multifaceted nature of the discussion of race in public. Indian programmers are ambivalent subjects between Turkish guest workers...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
...-stones to both individual and national self-determination. As such, the critique of migration regimes by diasporic Indian programmers is muted by the discourse of technoelite success through individual achievement to which they also subscribe. national identity India software engineering...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375111-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7511-1
..., most notably through the Reconstruction and Development Programme (rdp), housing remains a central political issue, one that is as yet unresolved and that has led to a revival of older apartheid-era opposition politics. cities encroachment housing “right to the city ” space ...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter uses ethnographic observation in corporate offices and interviews with programmers and managers from India, Germany, Australia, and the United States to show how race is refracted and reimagined through evaluations of worker quality. It explores the ways that race is deployed around...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter uses political cartoons and ethnographic interviews to document the racialized depiction of Indian IT workers. These sources show the multifaceted nature of the discussion of race in public. Indian programmers are ambivalent subjects between Turkish guest workers and Afro-German...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter discusses the strategies Indian programmers use to be successful in short-term work contracts, including framing the work as a necessary, temporary step on the way to elite status and thinking of programming skills as a kind of wealth they control. They develop two sets...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... This chapter analyzes two ways that Indian programmers materialize cognitive work—telling jokes and giving gifts. Though much anthropological attention has focused recently on the gift as a site to think through contemporary capitalism and its alternatives, jokes have been given less attention...