India's Unfree Workforce

India's Unfree Workforce Of Bondage Old and New

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This volume makes a distinction between agrarian bondage as it existed in the past and the contemporary practices of bondage in various branches of the economy. It suggests that the analysis for bonded labour cannot be disassociated from a broader analysis related to the whole landscape of labour. The emergence of neo-bondage is strongly connected to the reinforcement of the informalization of labour relationships as well as the intensification of circulation and labour migration. Neo-bondage is strongly connected to the increased monetization of commodity exchanges and of social relationships, as well as the development of mass consumption. The authors do not accept the proposition that labour bondage is likely to disappear when economic growth is sustained at its current rate.

Book information

ISBN: 9780195698466
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 331.117340954
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 399
Weight: 591g
Height: 215mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 27mm