Towards a Comparative Political Economy of Unfree Labour
Case Studies and Debates
By (author) Tom Brass
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Towards a Comparative Political Economy of Unfree Labour by Tom Brass
Book DescriptionMany 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714649382
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tom Brass
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Labor Regime Change in the Twenty-First Century, Paperback (November 2012)
Conventional wisdom holds that Capitalism depends on the exploitation of 'free labor.' This volume challenges those ideas.
Latin American Peasants, Paperback (January 2003)
The essays in this collection examine agrarian transformation in Latin America and the role in this of peasants, with particular reference to Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Central America.
Peasants, Populism and Postmodernism, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Tom Brass
Tracing the emergence and re-emergence of the agrarian myth in the past century the argument in this book is that at the centre of the discourse about the cultural identity of "otherness/difference" lies the concept of an innate "peasant-ness".
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