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Tine Destrooper
2012 International Review of Social History  
For example, the discussion of the vocabulary of "background" in relation to class identity is revealing, but one would have appreciated a more detailed rendering of the conflicts and tensions of class identity and status that get played out in IT workspaces. Further, because the focus is on women IT professionals, the IT workforce appears to be mostly elite and cosmopolitan -although a few examples of male software engineers from lower-class or small-town backgrounds points to its actual
more » ... diversity. As these examples suggest, there is a significant class difference between male and female IT employees, on average, yet Radhakrishnan does not expand on this social feature of the workforce nor its implications for workplace dynamics. These criticisms notwithstanding, the monograph is a must-read for scholars of contemporary south Asia, globalization, and the sociology of work, class, and gender.
doi:10.1017/s0020859012000740 fatcat:n6ryvx6v5bg6hemo2tgvbche5u