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: 8790

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

Cane and Labour

The Political Economy of the Queensland Sugar Industry, 1862-1906

Author: Adrian Graves

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 8543


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: 388

Twice the Work of Free Labor is both a study of penal labor in the southern United States, and a revisionist analysis of the political economy of the South after the Civil War.

Slavery and Other Forms of Unfree Labour

Author: Léonie J. Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415002035

Category: Esclavage

Page: 307

View: 6395

Bringing together normally self-contained areas of research, this book presents penetrating analyses of the nature and perpetuation of slavery through the ages. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at:

Political Economy of Racism

Author: Melvin M. Leiman

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745304878

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

View: 5986

'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.

Theory as History

Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation

Author: Jairus Banaji

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183728

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

View: 8244

The twelve essays in this book demonstrate the importance of bringing history back into historical materialism. They combine the discussion of Marx's categories with historical work on a wide range of themes and periods (the early middle ages, 'Asiatic' regimes, agrarian capitalism, etc.).

The Players

A Social History of the Professional Cricketer

Author: Ric Sissons

Publisher: Pluto Press Australia

ISBN: 9780949138200

Category: Cricket

Page: 336

View: 816


Labour Regime Change in the Twenty-First Century

Unfreedom, Capitalism and Primitive Accumulation

Author: Tom Brass

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004202471

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 7002

Historical debates about capitalism, unfreedom and primitive accumulation suggest Marxism accepts that, where class struggle is global, capitalists employ unfree workers. Labour-power as commodity means the free/unfree distinction informs the process of becoming, being, remaining, and acting as a proletariat.

Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521855266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 3121

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

Labor Regime Change in the Twenty-First Century

Unfreedom, Capitalism and Primitive Accumulation

Author: Tom Brass

Publisher: Studies in Critical Social Science

ISBN: 9781608462407

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 3141

Conventional wisdom holds that Capitalism depends on the exploitation of 'free labor.' This volume challenges those ideas.

Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields

The Southern West Virginia Miners, 1880-1922

Author: David A. Corbin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252008955

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 6054

"Between 1880 and 1922, the coal fields of southern West Virginia witnessed two bloody and protracted strikes, the formation of two competing unions, and the largest armed conflict in American labor history--a week-long battle between 20,000 coal miners and 5,000 state police, deputy sheriffs, and mine guards. These events resulted in an untold number of deaths, indictments of over 550 coal miners for insurrection and treason, and four declarations of martial law. Corbin argues that these violent events were collective and militant acts of aggression interconnected and conditioned by decades of oppression. His study goes a long way toward breaking down the old stereotypes of Appalachian and coal-mining culture"--Back cover.

Slavery's Metropolis

Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions

Author: Rashauna Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107133718

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4177

A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century.

Agrarian Crisis in India

The Case of Bihar

Author: F. Tomasson Jannuzi

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477300147

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 6026

Although much has been written on agrarian reforms in India, there are few in-depth studies of specific states and none concerning the relevance of agrarian reforms to the economic development and political stability of Bihar— a state containing one-tenth of the people of India, a population comparable in magnitude to that of the United Kingdom or France. F. Tomasson Jannuzi's field research in Bihar, beginning with village-level surveys and interviews in 1956 and extending through repeated visits through August 1970, has enabled him to provide a unique perspective on events and issues associated with the continuing struggle to transform Bihar's agrarian structure. Agrarian Crisis in India is at once a history of post-independence agrarian reforms in an important state of India, a detailed critique of the statutory loopholes that have frustrated successive land-reform measures, and a penetrating analysis of the economic, political, and social implications of the failure of agrarian reforms to be implemented in twentieth-century Bihar. The author's analysis of the case of Bihar provides insights not only into the agrarian crisis in Bihar but also into other agrarian societies in the midst of social and economic transformation. Experts in the field of economic development traditionally have held that the goals of increased production and distributive justice must be approached in sequence. It has been considered almost axiomatic that economic growth will result initially in growing inequalities among classes within a region and among regions within a country. Professor Jannuzi suggests that in Bihar a compelling alternative to this conventional wisdom is an economic-development strategy based on the recognition that the agricultural-production and distributive-justice goals are inseparable and must be addressed simultaneously. He suggests that economic growth in rural Bihar may become impossible if distributive justice continues to be denied to significant sections of the peasantry and, conversely, that distributive justice will prove an illusory target unless economic growth can be assured. Professor Jannuzi recommends the implementation of specified agrarian reforms in Bihar as the prerequisite for meeting the agricultural-production and distributive-justice goals.

Labour File

A Bimonthly Journal of Labour and Economic Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor

Page: N.A

View: 4616


The Third World

Author: Peter Worsley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226907512

Category: Political Science

Page: 373

View: 427


Argentina in the twentieth century

Author: David Rock,University of Cambridge. Centre of Latin American Studies

Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 4339

Eight academic studies of the origins and impacts of key economic, political, and social issues and developments which have contributed to the potentially wealthy South American nation's internal conflicts and present crisis.

The politics of inequality

competition and control in an Indian village

Author: Miriam Sharma

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 262

View: 3729