Towards a Comparative Political Economy of Unfree Labour

Case Studies and Debates

Author: Dr Tom Brass,Tom Brass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317827368

Category: History

Page: 360

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Many works about agragarian change in the Third World assumes that unfree relations are to be eliminated in the course of capitalist development. This text argues that the incidence of bonded labour is greater than supposed, and that in certain situations rural employers prefer an unfree workforce.

Free and unfree labour

the debate continues

Author: Tom Brass,Marcel van der Linden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783906756875

Category: Political Science

Page: 602

View: 5292

The text comprises 24 essays which examine various forms of unfree labour and its absence or presence in various parts of the world.

Political Economy of Racism

Author: Melvin M. Leiman

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745304878

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

View: 7600

'The book, for all its complex detail, is very readable ... [It] is an intense and compact resource for understanding how the political economy of racism evolved in the United States.' Science & Society'Written in a style accessible to both students and a wider non-specialist audience - could usefully be read by anyone interested in the origins and impact of racism in the United States.' Patterns of PrejudiceUnlike conventional theories advanced by conservative and liberal thinkers, The Political Economy of Racism shows how the persistence of racism can be explained in terms of the changing economic and political needs of different groups of capitalists. Leiman demonstrates clearly how the relative decline in the American economy is clearly linked to the persistence of racism. He argues that capitalists are not a class with a monolithic and unchanging interest in a particular form of racial discrimination and that the character of racism changes with the economic and political needs of different groups of capitalists. The Political Economy of Racism is a controversial book that challenges existing theories of racial discrimination and provides a radical alternative theory.

New Directions in Agrarian Political Economy

Global Agrarian Transformations

Author: Ryan Isakson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317424824

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9123

How relevant are the classic theories of agrarian change in the contemporary context? This volume explores this question by focusing upon the defining features of agrarian transformation in the 21st century: the financialization of food and agriculture, the blurring of rural and urban livelihoods through migration and other economic activities, forest transition, climate change, rural indebtedness, the co-evolution of social policy and moral economies, and changing property relations. Combined, the eleven contributions to this collection provide a broad overview of agrarian studies over the past four decades and identify the contemporary frontiers of agrarian political economy. In this path-breaking collection, the authors show how new iterations of long evident processes continue to catch peasants and smallholders in the crosshairs of crises and how many manage to face these challenges, developing new sources and sites of livelihood production. This volume was published as part one of the special double issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

Twice the Work of Free Labor

The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South

Author: Alex Lichtenstein

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859840863

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2971

For the first time in a generation chain gangs have reappeared on the roads of the American South. Associated in the past with racial terrorism, this cruel and unusual punishment should invoke strong memories. But, in the rush to embrace ever-harsher sanctions, the American public has ignored the troubling history of Southern punishment. Twice the Work of Free Labor is the first book-length study of the history of the Southern convict-lease system and its successor, the chain gang. For nearly a century after the abolition of slavery, convicts labored in the South's mines, railroad camps, brickyards, turpentine farms and then road gangs, under abject conditions. The vast majority of these prisoners were African Americans. In this timely book, Alex Lichtenstein reveals the origins of this vicious penal slavery, explains its persistent and widespread popularity among whites, and charts its unhappy contribution to the rebirth of the South in the decades following the Civil War. The book also offers an original analysis of the post-Civil War South's political economy. Lichtenstein suggests that, after emancipation, forced black labor was exploited not by those who yearned for the social order of the slave South, but by the region's most ardent advocates of progress. The convict-lease and chain gang allowed a New South to rise while preserving white supremacy.

Involuntary Labour Since the Abolition of Slavery

A Survey of Compulsory Labour Throughout the World

Author: Willemina Kloosterboer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Political Science

Page: 215

View: 3259

This is a study of when and how compulsory labor has been imposed in different countries since the abolition of slavery.

Labour File

A Bimonthly Journal of Labour and Economic Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor

Page: N.A

View: 2111


Family and Work in Rural Societies

Perspectives on Non-wage Labour

Author: Norman Long

Publisher: London ; New York : Tavistock


Category: Agricultural laborers

Page: 222

View: 3225

Aspects of non-capitalist social relations in rural Egypt: the small peasant household in an egyptian Delta Village; Cash crop production and family labour: Tobacco growers in corrients, Argentina; Interhousehold co-operation in Perus southern Andes: a case of mulktiplique sibling-group marriage; Co-operation on and between eastern finnish family farms. The estimation of work in a northern finnish farming community; A note on the custom of playing off on family farms in Poland; Womens work in rural south-westh england. Domestic work in rural iceland:An historical overview; The organization of labour in an Israeli Kibbutz.

Chains of Servitude

Bondage and Slavery in India

Author: Manjari Dingwaney

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780861314911

Category: Peonage

Page: 377

View: 4183


A Modern Slavery

Author: Henry Woodd Nevinson

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554720050

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 8269

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521855266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 380

This book systematically explains why some countries are democracies while others are not.

The Socialist Register

Author: Colin Leys,Leo Panitch,Ralph Miliband

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552660317

Category: Socialism

Page: 392

View: 7930


Policy Windows and Livelihood Futures

Prospects for Poverty Reduction in Rural India

Author: John Farrington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195675252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 9541

Contributed articles on rural manpower mindsets and migration due to poverty in several villages in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Capitalism from Above and Capitalism from Below

An Essay in Comparative Political Economy

Author: T. Byres

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349251178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 4648

The distinction between 'capitalism from above' and 'capitalism from below' is important in the analysis of the agrarian question in poor countries. The 'Prussian path' and the 'American path' are here examined, against existing historical scholarship. Their unfolding, from their earliest roots to the point of final 'agrarian transition' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is considered. The dialectic between social relations and productive forces, mediated as it was by the state, is treated and the implications for capitalist industrialisation scrutinised.