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Skill, work and gendered identity in contemporary India: the business of delivering home-cooked food for domestic consumption

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This article analyses the meaning and significance of skills from the perspective of those who acquire and use them, going beyond dominant approaches to skill development as a strategy to enhance employability, productivity and economic benefit. With a study of home-based women entrepreneurs, who prepare food for delivery to customers’ homes, the article examines how entrepreneurial skills relate to gendered identity. While men operate with a market-savvy, commercial logic, women are animated...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0973174118804448

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Journal of South Asian Development More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Pages:
293-314
Publication date:
2019-01-02
Acceptance date:
2018-08-21
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EISSN:
0973-1733
ISSN:
0973-1741
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pubs:911782
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uuid:c980ea58-9c31-4bcc-b3df-9171e17d50a0
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pubs:911782
Source identifiers:
911782
Deposit date:
2018-10-28

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