Working in India's Informal Economy
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Footloose Labour by Jan Breman
Book DescriptionIn a penetrating anthropological study of the working poor in India, Jan Breman examines the lives of those who, pushed out of the agrarian labour market, depend on casual work. Beginning his local-level research in two villages in south Gujarat, the author discusses the mobilisation of casual labour, which is hired and fired according to the need of the moment, and transferred for the duration of the job to destinations far away from the home area. His case-study reveals that the circulation of labour is indicative of an employment pattern which dominates both the rural and urban economy of large parts of South Asia. Elaborating on the social profile of the work migrants, the author argues that their identity is shaped by both class and caste relations and, despite action by state agencies, nothing of significance has been achieved to improve their quality of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521568241
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jan Breman
At Work in the Informal Economy of India, Paperback (July 2016)
Informal labour refers to waged work that is not regulated. Labour informally employed is casual, insecure, and unprotected. At Work in the Informal Economy of India brings to light the plight of the rural and urban workforce at the bottom of the informal economy in India.
Outcast Labour in Asia, Paperback (September 2012)
"First Edition published in 2010"--verso of title page.
Labour Bondage in West India, Hardback (March 2007)
On the basis of his new fieldwork done in south Gujarat between 2004 and 2006, Jan Breman critically analyses the historical roots of the ongoing subordination of the rural poor in what has come to be recognised as a booming economy.
Remembering Partition, Paperback (November 2001)» View all books by Jan Breman
A compelling and harrowing examination of the violence that marked the Partition of India.
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