Growing up in the Knowledge Society
Living the IT Dream in Bangalore
This work is an ethnographic investigation into the everyday lives of young people growing up and living in contemporary Bangalore. Moving beyond the hype of the Indian ‘knowledge society’, it examines how new forms of technology and outsourced labour become integral to their lives, changing the experience of Indian modernity and globalisation.
Table of Contents
List of Figures Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. A Genealogy of the Knowledge Society 3. Bangalore and its Cybercafes 4. The Space of Male Friendship 5. Courtship Online and Off 6. Learning to E-labour 7. Narratives of the Knowledge Society 8. Conclusions References About the Author
Nicholas Nisbett is Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sussex, UK.