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Working the Night Shift: Women in Indias Call Center Industry Paperback – March 25, 2010
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'Patel provides a rare glimpse into the lives of Indian women, as global call centers dislodge restrictions on mobility and transport them into night and public worlds. Amidst renewed surveillance by the media and community, how these women navigate new freedoms of transportation, housing, and socializing is a fascinating story.'—Winifred Poster, Lecturer in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Washington University
'This is a fascinating book. Combining an acute geographical imagination with careful attention to detail, Patel makes a significant contribution to debates about the complex and contradictory consequences of women's growing labour market participation. This is a key text for all social scientists interested in global change and new divisions of labour.'—Linda McDowell, Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford
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