Engineering equality? Education and im/mobility in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India

Upadhya, Carol (2016) Engineering equality? Education and im/mobility in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India. Contemporary South Asia. ISSN 0958-4935

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Abstract: This article traces the intersections between higher education, social mobility, and the reproduction of inequalities in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, India. It explores the social history, political economy, and culture of education in the region, and the formation of a dominant social imaginary that equates engineering degrees, IT jobs, and migration with social prestige and success. This aspirational culture has shaped mobility strategies across social classes, the educational regime, and government policies aimed at greater inclusion. But state interventions in engineering education have produced contradictory outcomes, creating paths of mobility for some social groups but new modes of marginalisation and immobility for others.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Keywords: Coastal Andhra; IT jobs; Engineering Degrees; Commercialisation of Education; Social Mobility; Migration; NRIs
Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Sociology
Programmes > Urban, Transnational and Mobility Studies Programme
Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 07:00
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 07:00
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    DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2016.1203863

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