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Author Padios, Jan M., 1979-
Title A nation on the line : call centers as postcolonial predicaments in the Philippines / Jan M. Padios.
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.

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Author Padios, Jan M., 1979-
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject Call centers -- Philippines.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Listening between the lines: relational labor, productive intimacy, and the affective contradictions of call center work -- Contesting skill and value: race, gender, and Filipino/American relatability in the neoliberal nation-state -- Inside Vox Elite: call center training and the limits of Filipino/American relatability -- Service with a style: aesthetic pleasures, productive youth, and the politics of consumption -- Queering the call center: sexual politics, HIV/AIDS, and the crisis of (re)production.
Summary "In 2011 the Philippines surpassed India to become what the New York Times referred to as "the world's capital of call centers." By the end of 2015 the Philippine call center industry employed over one million people and generated twenty-two billion dollars in revenue. In A Nation on the Line Jan M. Padios examines this massive industry in the context of globalization, race, gender, transnationalism, and postcolonialism, outlining how it has become a significant site of efforts to redefine Filipino identity and culture, the Philippine nation-state, and the value of Filipino labor. She also chronicles the many contradictory effects of call center work on Filipino identity, family, consumer culture, and sexual politics. As Padios demonstrates, the critical question of call centers does not merely expose the logic of transnational capitalism and the legacies of colonialism; it also problematizes the process of nation-building and peoplehood in the early twenty-first century."-- Provided by publisher.
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This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780822371984 (electronic bk.)
0822371987 (electronic bk.)
9780822370475 (electronic bk.)
0822370476 (electronic bk.)
9780822370598 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
082237059X (paperback ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1019837985
Additional Format Print version: Padios, Jan M., 1979- Nation on the line. Durham : Duke University Press, 2018 9780822370475 (DLC) 2017039420.

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