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Sense-making of digital money among female peripheral agents: a short ethnographic study of informal workers in North India
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO  
Author/s: Anwesha Chakraborty, Jillet Sarah Sam 
Year:  2019 Issue: 154 Language: English 
Pages:  19 Pg. 60-78 FullText PDF:  197 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2019-154004
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This essay compares how digital money is conceptualized by the government with sense-making and practices among women workers in North India. The government promotes and envisions a future with large sections of the population within the fold of ‘Digital India’. The policy rhetoric emphasizes capacity building, both in terms of improving infrastructure and training. However, in its positive narratives, the inclusion of peripherals in the government of the digital economy. Further, through focus group discussions and interviews carried out with women working at the intersection of formal and informal economy.
Keywords: Digital money, informal economy, cashless, gendered money

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Anwesha Chakraborty, Jillet Sarah Sam, in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 154/2019, pp. 60-78, DOI:10.3280/SL2019-154004

   

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