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.

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: 3295


New Directions in Agrarian Political Economy

Global Agrarian Transformations

Author: Ryan Isakson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317424824

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 7251

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.

Slavery and Other Forms of Unfree Labour

Author: Léonie J. Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415002035

Category: Esclavage

Page: 307

View: 6637

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:

The Players

A Social History of the Professional Cricketer

Author: Ric Sissons

Publisher: Pluto Press Australia

ISBN: 9780949138200

Category: Cricket

Page: 336

View: 8348


Political Economy of Racism

Author: Melvin M. Leiman

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745304878

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

View: 3001

'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.

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: 8277

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.

Labour File

A Bimonthly Journal of Labour and Economic Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor

Page: N.A

View: 4703


Chains of Servitude

Bondage and Slavery in India

Author: Manjari Dingwaney

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9780861314911

Category: Peonage

Page: 377

View: 1747


Bonded Histories

Genealogies of Labor Servitude in Colonial India

Author: Gyan Prakash

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521526586

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 1352

An original and compelling view of transformations in the relationship of bondage in southern Bihar.

The Socialist Register

Author: Colin Leys,Leo Panitch,Ralph Miliband

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552660317

Category: Socialism

Page: 392

View: 4557


Karl Marx ́ökonomische Lehren

Author: Karl Kautsky

Publisher: Severus

ISBN: 9783958017825


Page: 216

View: 3429

"In der deutschen Literatur fehlt [...] eine Schrift, welche die ökonomischen Lehren von Marx kurz zusammenfaßt, allgemein verständlich darstellt und erläutert. [...] Vorliegende Schrift macht den Versuch, die bestehende Lücke auszufüllen, oder wenigstens einen Beitrag zu ihrer Ausfüllung zu liefern." Der deutsch-tschechische Philosoph und Sozialdemokrat Karl Kautsky (1854-1938) stellt in diesem Buch gemeinverständlich Marx' wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Anschauungen dar. Dabei führt er oft missverstandene Stellen detaillierter aus, um auch eine Beihilfe für das Studium der Originallektüre zu bieten.

Globalisation and Migration

New Issues, New Politics

Author: Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415468329

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 740

This book critically examines the new issues and new politics regarding migration in the era of globalisation from a majority world perspective. It examines the current shifts in the global political economy and the effects it has, for example, in relation to rural displacement. When and how does this lead to national and/or transnational migration? We need to examine the ways in which migration is cut across and impacts on the generation of racism and xenophobia in the west. The issue of remittances by migrants to the 'developing' nations needs careful study as does the controversial issue of 'brain drain' versus 'brain gain' through migration. The growing importance of trafficking for forced labour has now been taken up by various international bodies but is it the new normality or simply an unfortunate side effect of globalisation to be overcome through legislation? Migration is becoming increasingly gendered in its composition and flows but also in the receiving countries where men and women do very different jobs. We can predict the increasing racialization and gendering of migration but how will the state and society respond to these shifts? This book was published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

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: 8407

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

White Servitude in Colonial America

An economic analysis

Author: David W. Galenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521236867

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4259

White servitude was one of the major institutions in the economy and society of early colonial British America. In fact more than half of all the white immigrants to the British colonies sold themselves into bondage for a period of years in order to migrate to the New World. Professor Galenson's study of the system of indentured servitude analyses rigourously the composition of this labour force and provides a quantitative description of the demographic, social and economic characteristics of more than 20,000 indentured immigrants. The author examines the interactions between indentured, free and slave labour and provides a framework for analysing why black slavery prevailed over white servitude in the British West Indies and the southern mainland colonies and why both types of bound labour declined to insignificance in the northern colonies of the mainland.

Sustainable Development: Social policy

Author: Sustainable Development Policy Institute

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195979985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 8617

Papers presented at the Sixth Sustainable Development Conference, held at Islamabad during 11-13 December 2003.

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: 7773