To our Washington-area readers out there, the Culture in Global Affairs Program and the Global Women’s Forum at the Elliott School of International Affairs are hosting our final event of Spring 2010 this Thursday evening:
Working the Night Shift:
Women in India’s Call Center Industry
Dr. Reena Patel
Drawing from her newly released book, Working the Night Shift, Reena Patel will talk about how call center employment affects the lives of women workers, mainly as it relates to the anxiety that Indian families and Indian society have towards women going out at night, earning a good salary, and being exposed to western culture. From remarks such as “Call center job equals call girl job!” to concern about how night shift employment will affect a woman’s worth on the arranged marriage market, Patel explores the ironic and, at times, unsettling experiences of women who enter the spaces and places made accessible through call center work.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
1957 E Street NW, Room 505
To RSVP, click here.