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For Things to Remain (Sort of) the Same, Everything Must Change: India’s First-Generation Professional Elites and the Surreptitious Reproduction of Hierarchy

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Mapping the Elite: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491070
eISBN:
9780199097920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491070.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Culture

In this chapter, the author uses high status work environments as sites to investigate the (re)production of a new generation of Indian elites. Using the example of modern professional service ... More


Leading Insecure Overachievers: The Comforts of Social Control

Laura Empson

in Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198744788
eISBN:
9780191805943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744788.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter focuses on the rank-and-file fee-earning professionals. It examines the origins of insecurity among professionals and explains how their organizations amplify and exploit it. Elite ... More


The Global Consequences of China's Economic Reforms

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate how China's economic reform programme of the 1980s led to an opening of the country to new ideas, and to increased interaction with global regimes in all ... More


Elite Hierarchies

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter assesses the extraordinary rewards that simultaneously reflected a composer's authority with elite audiences and, by conferring official prestige, molded that authority and shaped the ... More


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