Gender and Labour in Contemporary India
Routledge – 2013 – 256 pages
Providing a comprehensive analysis of the electronics industry in India, this book highlights the gendered nature of labour regimes and domestic regimes and also the linkages between households, labour markets, factories and the state, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between gender and economic/industrial restructuring.
Making an important contribution to the growing amount of available literature on gender and globalization, the author analyzes the struggles that women workers have been engaged in over their work, wages and service conditions and in their personal lives. These assertions of Õcitizenship in practiceÕ highlight the significance of agency and public action in ensuring legal entitlements as well as a consciousness of rights among workers and provide a new perspective on the broader theme of women’s employment and globalization
Introduction 1. Conceptualizing Gender and Economic Restructuring 2. State Intervention: Industrial Policy and Labour Regulation 3. Segmented and Overlapping Labour Markets: Social Characteristics of Workers in the Electronics Industry, Delhi 4. Gendered Labour Regimes Established in the Era of Regulation 5. Gendered Labour Regimes Established in the Era of De-Regulation 6. Citizenship in Practice: Organization at the Workplace and Negotiating Autonomy in the Household 7. Informalization at the Workplace and Vulnerability of the Household. Conclusion
Amrita Chhachhi is Lecturer in Women, Gender and Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands. Her research interests are gender, labour, poverty and socio-economic restructuring; citizenship, social protection and human security with particular reference to the labour market and social policies and gender, culture and globalisation. S She has written several books and papers on these subjects.