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CONTENTS List of Acronyms Prologue: A Stranger's Adventure Acknowledgements Introduction Body shopping: Brief overview Ethnicization, individualization and transnationalization Structure of the book Chapter One: The Global Niche for Body Shopping "Financial democracy" and the virtual shortage of IT labor War for talents and wall of regulation Chapter Two: Producing IT People in Andhra Pradesh "D-shops" and "T-shops" "Have lands in Andhra, have a house in Hyderabad, and have a job in America" Producing IT people as family business Chapter Three: Selling "Bodies" and Selling Jobs Fee paying workers and body shops in Hyderabad India as the nexus of global body shopping Chapter Four: Business of "Branded Labor" in Sydney "Marketing and development are totally different stories" "Only Indians can handle Indians" Body shopping in overlapping with other businesses Same roof, different hats Chapter Five: Agent Chains and Benching Differentiated circles "Indians are the most dangerous ones!" Overbooking seats on the bench Chapter Six: Compliant Bodies? Interlocks between body shops and community associations Workers as intermediaries Relations among workers: support yes, solidarity no The way out Chapter Seven: The World System of Body Shopping United States of America: "Mecca for IT people" Global gateways: Singapore, Malaysia and the Middle East US satellites: The Caribbean and Latin America New frontiers: "Sind sie Inder?" and "Is there a German dream?" Ending Remarks: The "Indian Triangle" in the Global IT Industry Appendix Essay: The Remembered Fieldwork Sites Biographical Index References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Electronic data processing personnel -- India.
Labor mobility -- India.
India -- Emigration and immigration.