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.

New Directions in Agrarian Political Economy

Global Agrarian Transformations

Author: Ryan Isakson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317424824

Category: Science

Page: 288

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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.

Theory as History

Essays on Modes of Production and Exploitation

Author: Jairus Banaji

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183728

Category: Political Science

Page: 428

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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.).

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

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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.

Political Economy of Racism

Author: Melvin M. Leiman

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745304878

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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'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.

Labour File

A Bimonthly Journal of Labour and Economic Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor

Page: N.A

View: 2890


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: 5903

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

Slavery and Other Forms of Unfree Labour

Author: Léonie J. Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415002035

Category: Esclavage

Page: 307

View: 6862

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: