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Alternative Organisations in India

Alternative Organisations in India
Undoing Boundaries

  • Editors:
  • Devi Vijay, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • Rohit Varman, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
Devi Vijay, Rohit Varman, Srinath Jagannathan, Rajnish Rai, Ram Manohar Vikas, Joydeep Guha, Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Apoorv Khare, Prateek Shah, George Kandathil, Anvika Kapoor, Nivedita Kothiyal, Ankur Sarin, M. S. Sriram
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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108422178


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  • This book studies accounts of alternative organisations in India and provides critical insights on if and why alternative organisations matter to management theory and practice, how management theory can be applied to the context of alternative organisations, and how, from an alternate organisational perspective, existing debates in management can be enriched. Some other questions examined in this book are: what are spaces of organising outside corporations? How do these alternative organisational forms challenge our assumptions about a globalised, monolithic capitalist order? How do we understand the organisational lives of those marginalised, silenced and oppressed? How can we imagine an alternative organisational reality? It includes cases from different parts of India that explore the functioning of a Special Investigation Team constituted by the Supreme Court of India, Mritshilpis (idol-makers), homeless shelters, panchayats, Shahid Hospital, Budhan Theater, Swaraj University, and organisations that promote social inclusivity.

    • Focuses on non-business organisational settings in India
    • Provides rich descriptions of eight organisational contexts in India
    • Goes beyond case descriptions and provides relevant theoretical frameworks to help readers develop rich insights
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    'Overall, it is refreshing to read about different instances of alternative organisations in India. Unlike many edited volumes, the chapters here are quite consistent in terms of their rigour and quality of discussions that inform them.' Manish Thakur, DECISION

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108422178
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    1. Introduction: undoing boundaries Devi Vijay and Rohit Varman
    2. Formal and informal technologies of alternative organisational spaces within the state: an analysis of violence, wrongdoing and policing Srinath Jagannathan and Rajnish Rai
    3. Scripting alternative images: institutions, practices and scripts of the Mritshilpis of Kumortuli Devi Vijay
    4. Shelter for homeless: ethnography of invisibility and self-exclusion Ram Manohar Vikas
    5. Alternative spaces of employment generation in India: informal rules, structures, and conflicting organisational requirements Joydeep Guha and Bhaskar Chakrabarti
    6. Shaheed hospital: alternative organisation, ideology and social movement Apoorv Khare and Rohit Varman
    7. Acting for change: a circuit of power analysis of a denotified nomadic tribe and Budhan Theater's struggle for change Prateek Shah, George Kandathil and Anvika Kapoor
    8. Swaraj: an alternative university Nivedita Kothiyal
    9. Alternative organisations: spaces for contestation Ankur Sarin and M. S. Sriram

  • Editors

    Devi Vijay, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
    Devi Vijay is Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Her research explores framing processes in social movements, narratives of social entrepreneurship, community-based organising, institutional emergence and evolution.

    Rohit Varman, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
    Rohit Varman is Professor of Marketing at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. His research interests are broadly in the fields of Critical Marketing and Consumer Culture Theory.


    Devi Vijay, Rohit Varman, Srinath Jagannathan, Rajnish Rai, Ram Manohar Vikas, Joydeep Guha, Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Apoorv Khare, Prateek Shah, George Kandathil, Anvika Kapoor, Nivedita Kothiyal, Ankur Sarin, M. S. Sriram

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