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Peripheral Labour : Studies in the History of Partial Proletarianization - Shahid Amin

Peripheral Labour

Studies in the History of Partial Proletarianization

By: Shahid Amin (Editor), Marcel van der Linden (Editor)


Published: 18th August 1997
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This volume takes a fresh look at the notion of 'wage-workers'. The contributors suggest that the idea of a 'pure' working class should be reconsidered and examine specific South Asian and Latin American case studies. A large part of the working class in the so-called third world and also in the main capitalist countries is either free (but coerced through non-economic means) or does hidden work labor e.g. as formally self-employed producers. By rethinking the fundamental assumptions of 'classical' labor and working-class history, the volume contributes to the development of a non-Eurocentric historiography.

Introductionp. 1
Colonialism, Capitalism and the Discourse of Freedomp. 9
The Barriers to Proletarianization: Bolivian Mine Labour, 1826-1918p. 27
Labour, Ecology and History in a Puerto Rican Plantation Region: "Classic" Rural Proletarians Revisitedp. 53
Coal and Colonialism: Production Relations in an Indian Coalfield, c. 1895-1947p. 83
"Capital Spectacles in British Frames": Capital, Empire and Indian Indentured Migration to the British Caribbeanp. 109
Unsettling the Household: Act VI (of 1901) and the Regulation of Women Migrants in Colonial Bengalp. 135
Sordid Class, Dangerous Class? Observations on Parisian Ragpickers and their Cites During the Nineteenth Centuryp. 157
Notes on Contributorsp. 177
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ISBN: 9780521589000
ISBN-10: 0521589002
Series: International Review of Social History Supplements
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 18th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27