Between Chaddor and Market: Female Office Workers in Lahore

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Since 1990, women, particularly from the conservative lower-middle classes, have increasingly entered the office sector in urban Pakistan. The book analyzes how women's integration into this traditionally male field of employment has changed their everyday lives and lifestyles. The text also examines office cultures, and societal perceptions of female office workers and working women at large. This book is intended for for development workers, policy-makers, consultants, sociologists, sconomists, and anthropologists. It is also intended for scholars and graduate and post-graduate students of social sciences and gender studies.

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Jasmin Mirza is at Social and Economic Enhancement Research Pvt. Ltd., Lahore.

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This book is a fitting recognition of the tremendous odds against which women continue to go through life/work, creating spaces, inventing strategies and constantly renegotiating their status. The Book Review, New Delhi Mirza brings out with great sensitivity seemingly unimportant issues that hamper women's participation and growth in the formal labour market ... Rich in detail and told well, Mirza's debut effort is both informative and insightful. The Book Review, New Delhi

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