Sareeta Amrute, associate professor of anthropology, announced the publication of her new book, Encoding Races, Encoding Class, Indian IT Workers in Berlin, by Duke University Press.
"This ethnography explores the lives of Indian IT coders temporarily working in Berlin, where cognitive labor reimagines the body, race, and class and helps frame migration and personhood in global capitalism," writes Amrute.
Andrea Muehlebach, author of The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy, writes "Telling an unusual story about the global ‘cognitariat’ through the lenses of class and race, Sareeta Amrute takes us from close readings of the everyday life of the racially overdetermined Indian IT worker in Germany to a much broader historicization and conceptualization of how and why such bodies (and minds) end up in Germany in the first place. Encoding Race, Encoding Class will make an impact not just on Europeanist anthropology, but on studies of migration, globalization, critical race theory, and the social and cultural dimensions of science and technology. An outstanding and compelling book.”
For more information, and to order the book directly from Duke University Press, visit: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Encoding-Race-Encoding-Class