Conclusion: The Collective Project of Self
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A sizeable number of middle class women in India have benefitted from the expansion of the private sector following India’s integration into the global economy, gaining unprecedented incomes and enjoying much greater freedom of mobility than earlier generations. As earlier chapters have argued their prominence in public and professional life is recognized not only by their families but also by the media and popular culture. However, this recognition fails to take into account the many challenges associated with their position. Many of the jobs created in the transnational private sector in general and the IT industry in particular are fairly low skilled and associated with minimal growth opportunities but are coveted because of the high incomes that they offer in comparison with companies based in India or servicing the Indian market.
KeywordsMiddle Class Cultural Capital Indian Woman Middle Class Woman Professional Success
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