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Working lives in India: past insights and future directions

Hammer, Anita and Olsen, Wendy and Keles, Janroj (2022) 'Working lives in India: past insights and future directions.' Work, Employment and Society. 095001702210835-095001702210835. ISSN 0950-0170 (In Press)

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India presents a rich context for research on work and employment, epitomising the paradox of an ‘emerging economy’ but one where 92.4% of the workforce is informal – insecure, unprotected, poor – and women and disadvantaged groups most vulnerable. It displays a wide range of production relations in its formal/informal economy, embedded in diverse social relations, and the related forms of exploitation and resistance. This WES Themed Collection aims to review existing WES scholarship on India since 2001, identifying both gaps in scholarship and fruitful avenues for future research on India. The purpose is to showcase some of this scholarship while also advancing the internationalisation and expansion of the journal’s presence in countries in the Global South. This effort is timely as decolonisation of scholarship and increased focus on the South is on the intellectual agenda, challenging established structures of power and knowledge in academia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: employment, exploitation, India, informality, labour, production, reproduction, social relations, technology, work
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 15:52
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 10:51

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