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Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism$
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Immanuel Ness

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036279

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.001.0001

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India’s Global and Internal Labor Migration and Resistance

India’s Global and Internal Labor Migration and Resistance

A Case Study of Hyderabad

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Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Immanuel Ness

University of Illinois Press

This chapter examines the emergence of India as a labor-export economy through assessing the warped development of the country in its effort to create a mobile labor force in all segments of the economy. Though most observers have analyzed the dramatic growth of the high technology and business service guest workers on a world scale, India seeks to export workers in all skill and wage segments, from low-wage construction, trucking, and service laborers in the Arab gulf states to high technology and business services workers in advanced capitalist countries. The chapter examines two case studies of the outcome of new migration patterns in South Asia (India), examining the high-technology enclave of Hyderabad—viewed by many corporate leaders in the North as a model for the future workplace.

Keywords:   India, Hyderabad, labor-export economy, mobile labor force, new migration patterns, South Asia, global labor migration, internal labor migration

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