Outsourcing Love: Globalization, Care Economy and Its Impact on Social Relations within Families

9 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2014

Date Written: September 11, 2014

Abstract

Residing in Gurgaon, a city close to Capital, being a hub of MNCs, a symbol of globalized culture, and known for its luxurious, exotic life style has its own pluses or plushes, I must say. Surrounded by latest technical products like swanky iphones, ipads, tabs, exotic cars, lavish homes, sky rocketing, fancy and designer buildings, trendy malls, stylish apartments, elegant clubs, the city is symbol of modernization thus indicating a shift in the manner in which people live and work.

However, seemingly, the economic growth is not resulting in equitable distribution of wealth, resources or improvement in quality of life for all its inhabitants. Moreover, globalization is making a drastic impact on social relations as well as love, care, and emotions within a family, and in general, creating a situation which is adverse for women and children. It may be said that the city is becoming a symbol of a power, status, sumptuousness, opulence and affluence where the desire for money, wealth, status and professional achievement is surpassing the desire for love, care, affection and above all humaneness.

Keywords: Women, Work, Globalization, poverty, inequalities, modernization

Suggested Citation

Nigam, Shalu, Outsourcing Love: Globalization, Care Economy and Its Impact on Social Relations within Families (September 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2495233 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2495233

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