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Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry

Global Body Shopping An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry How can America s information technology IT industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually The answer is the industry s flexible lab

  • Title: Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry
  • Author: Biao Xiang
  • ISBN: 9780691118529
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • How can America s information technology IT industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually The answer is the industry s flexible labor management system a flexibility widely regarded as the modus operandi of global capitalism today Global Body Shopping explores how flexibility and uncertainty in theHow can America s information technology IT industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually The answer is the industry s flexible labor management system a flexibility widely regarded as the modus operandi of global capitalism today Global Body Shopping explores how flexibility and uncertainty in the IT labor market are constructed and sustained through concrete human actions.Drawing on in depth field research in southern India and in Australia, and folding an ethnography into a political economy examination, Xiang Biao offers a richly detailed analysis of the India based global labor management practice known as body shopping In this practice, a group of consultants body shops in different countries works together to recruit IT workers Body shops then farm out workers to clients as project based labor and upon a project s completion they either place the workers with a different client or bench them to await the next placement Thus, labor is managed globally to serve volatile capital movement.Underpinning this practice are unequal socioeconomic relations on multiple levels While wealth in the New Economy is created in an increasingly abstract manner, everyday realities stock markets in New York, benched IT workers in Sydney, dowries in Hyderabad, and women and children in Indian villages sustain this flexibility.

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    1 thought on “Global "Body Shopping": An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry

    1. I really enjoyed reading this book. The book is not just a detailed description of the micro to the macro to the global of the development of an Indian labor force of technology workers. The book is also the story of the anthropologist, Xiang Biao, an Oxford anthropology student, who lives with the Indians as they make their way through the network of tech schools in the the south of India, to the recruiting outfits in Australia. The goal is to get a job on a project in the United States. An int [...]

    2. I had to read it for my anthro class. While an interesting topic I did not know about, the book was kinda bland.

    3. One of the best. Solid work. Shocked by the close tie between NRI(non-resident Indian) and the dowry they command.

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