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SAC presents: Raka Ray

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Raka Ray, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

A precarious Middle Class: Gender and Migration in the New Economy

With rapid changes in the economies of urban India, young men and women face new possibilities of work and life-worlds. Ray will explore the stories of young men and women who migrate to Bombay in search of jobs in the entertainment industry and draw out the different challenges they face as they seek new lives. In particular she will discuss the nature of new middle class migration, draw attention to the gendered conceptualization of precarity, and examine the effects of the discursive focus on the rise of Indian women. 

Open to the public.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Department of Sociology, and Department of Gender Studies

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