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Embodied Working Lives : Manual Laboring in Maharashtra, India

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Embodied Working Lives explores the work-a-day of seasonal migrant laborers in India through a nexus of embodiment theories to enhance our understanding of what constitutes the intense, lived, and physical experience of such work. Echoing constructive explorations of labor science (Bernard Doray) but in the sentiment and with the intense rigor of contemporary phenomenology and labor studies, Louise Waite gives us unique and original ethnographic research to help enhance our understanding of laboring bodies and the policies that effect them.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 073910876X
  • 9780739108765

Review quote

The use of qualitative data is well-done, with lots of examples and nuances of meaning drawn out of the interviews. Care is taken to analyze the effect of caste, the shades of inequality and their reflections in various parts of people's lives. The dialectic of the mind and body, the delving into the question of balancing pain and pleasure of working, the exploration of the quality of thought regarding the dignity of labor is outstanding. The discussion of relative agency of workers in body management and conditions of work is also profound. -- Vivian Price, Producer and Director, Hammering It Out: Women in the Construction Zoneshow more

About Louise Waite

B>Louise Waite is Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Leeds.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Embodied Work Chapter 3 Working Lives in Sonav Chapter 4 The Meanings of Work Chapter 5 Body Capitals Chapter 6 The Effects of Working Experiences Chapter 7 Body Management Chapter 8 Conclusionsshow more