Faculty Publications

The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment
Ashok Bardhan (Editor), Dwight M. Jaffee (Editor), and Cynthia A. Kroll (Editor)

The Oxford Handbook of Offshoring and Global Employment deals with a key issue of our time: How do globalization, economic growth and technological developments interact to impact employment? The book brings together eminent authors from a wide range of countries around the world, drawing on their diverse academic and policymaking backgrounds, and specific national or regional settings to assess how global economic changes have affected employment opportunities. The book is unique in a number of ways - It has a global reach, presenting analyses and viewpoints from both developed and developing countries, from all continents; its timing and context is particularly instructive, since most papers are located in the aftermath of the global financial crisis; and it addresses a wide range of questions - How do different types of offshoring and global linkages impact employment? How is the skill mix of the labor force impacted by globalization? How do institutional structures and regulations influence the outcome of globalization in developed and developing countries? Individual chapters analyze how the impact of global linkages on national economies is mediated through a number of structural aspects of the economy - its institutional and industrial structure, its resource base, its predominant firm type, its comparative advantage, and its regulatory practices. The chapters in the book cover both manufacturing and services sectors, and many chapters also address policy issues regarding innovation and job creation.

  

The Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504–1719
Munis D. Faruqui

For more than 200 years, the Mughal emperors ruled supreme in northern India. How was it possible that a Muslim, ethnically Turkish, Persian-speaking dynasty established itself in the Indian subcontinent to become one of the largest and most dynamic empires on earth? In this rigorous new interpretation of the period, Munis D. Faruqui explores Mughal state formation through the pivotal role of the Mughal princes. In a challenge to previous scholarship, the book suggests that far from undermining the foundations of empire, the court intrigues and political backbiting that were features of Mughal political life – and that frequently resulted in rebellions and wars of succession – actually helped spread, deepen and mobilise Mughal power through an empire-wide network of friends and allies. This engaging book, which uses a vast archive of European and Persian sources, takes the reader from the founding of the empire under Babur to its decline in the 1700s.

  

Hindi Modernism: Rethinking Agyeya and His Times
Proceedings of the Berkeley Symposium, February 11-13, 2011
Vasudha Dalmia (Editor)

Agyeya was born on March 7, 1911 in Kushinagar, on the border of Nepal. He travelled the length and breadth of India, from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, with his archaeologist father. In his college years in Lahore, he became an underground revolutionary in the group around Bhagat Singh, agitating for India’s freedom, but a decade later, also an anti-fascist officer in the British army on its Eastern front in Assam. In the mid-1940s and early 1950s, already on the way to becoming a major literary figure, he threw himself into the midst of the heated literary controversies of the day, as the Indian subcontinent went through the last phase of World War II, independence, partition, the first troubled years of nationhood, and the Cold War. This was also a period, as we may recall, when the Hindi world, divided as it was, still nurtured the ambition that Hindi would become the national language of the nation. “Formations” was then the key word of the Berkeley conference, not only with reference to the nation, but also to the literary vanguard and movements in which Agyeya played a leading part, along with those movements that so vehemently opposed him. Today it is impossible to think of prayogvādīs or experimentalists with whom he was linked in the late 1940s and 1950s, without thinking of the pragatīvādīs or progressives. But are the rubrics which label the Hindi literary movements of the day, and the divisions which are also kept alive to this day, the only way to access Agyeya or indeed the other leading modernists of this period? A half century later, the Berkeley symposium set itself the task of reappraisal and possible new access to Agyeya and his works in and of themselves but also vis-à-vis his contemporaries. The proceedings carry the revised versions of the papers presented at the symposium.

 

 

  

 

Worlding Cities: Asian Experiments and the Art of Being Global
Ananya Roy (Editor), Aihwa Ong (Editor)

Worlding Cities is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study.

  • Describes the new theoretical framework of ‘worlding’
  • Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture
  • Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study
  • Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics

 

  

Handbook of Gender
Raka Ray (Editor)

This Handbook brings together works that represent the best of feminist scholarship on India in multiple fields ranging from historical to contemporary India. The contributions from eminent feminist and gender scholars are categorized thematically and cover the following areas: law, sexuality, masculinity, caste, media, religion, labor, environment, and women's movements.

In each key area of debate, a classic essay is paired with another that reflects the state of the field today or the vibrant new directions toward which the field is moving. The Introduction provides a unique analytical perspective on the trajectory of gender scholarship in India as well as a comparative approach vis-a-vis western discourse on gender.

Features

  • Brings together best scholarship on gender in India
  • Covers law, sexuality, masculinity, environment, religion, media, labor, and women's movements, among others
  • Eminent contributors from history, sociology, law, media, and gender studies

  

 

Elite and Everyman: The Cultural Politics of the Indian Middle Classes
Raka Ray (Editor), Amita Baviskar (Editor)

This book examines the middle classes -- who they are and what they do -- and their influence in shaping contemporary cultural politics in India. Describing the historical emergence of these classes, from the colonial period to contemporary times, it shows how the middle classes have changed, with older groups shifting out and new entrants taking place, thereby transforming the character and meanings of the category. The essays in this volume observe multiple sites of social action (workplaces and homes, schools and streets, cinema and sex surveys, temples and tourist hotels) to delineate the lives of the middle classes and show how middle-class definitions and desires articulate hegemonic notions of the normal and the normative.