Plantations Proletarians And Peasants In Colonial Asia
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📒Plantations Proletarians And Peasants In Colonial Asia ✍ Henry Berstein
✏Plantations Proletarians and Peasants in Colonial Asia Book Summary : This volume originated in a conference on 'Capitalist Plantations in Colonial Asia', held at the Centre for Asian Studies of the University of Amsterdam and Free University of Amsterdam in September 1990. The contributions to this collection focus on the production of rubber, sugar, tea, and several less strategic plantation crops, in colonial Indochina, Java, Malaya, the Philippines, India, Ceylon, Mauritius and Fiji (although geographically anomalous, both the latter are included because of the centrality to their sugar plantations of indentured labour from India).
📒In The Shadows Of The Tropics ✍ James S. Duncan
✏In the Shadows of the Tropics Book Summary : In this original work James Duncan explores the transformation of Ceylon during the mid-nineteenth century into one of the most important coffee growing regions of the world and investigates the consequent ecological disaster which erased coffee from the island. Using this fascinating case study by way of illustration, In the Shadows of the Tropics reveals the spatial unevenness and fragmentation of modernity through a focus on modern governmentality and biopower. It argues that the practices of colonial power, and the differences that race and tropical climates were thought to make, were central to the working out of modern governmental rationalities. In this context, the usefulness of Foucault's notions of biopower, discipline and governmentality are examined. The work contributes an important rural focus to current work on studies of governmentality in geography and offers a welcome non-state dimension by considering the role of the plantation economy and individual capitalists in the lives and deaths of labourers, the destabilization of subsistence farming and the aggressive re-territorialization of populations from India to Ceylon.
📒Labour In Southeast Asia ✍ Becky Elmhirst
✏Labour in Southeast Asia Book Summary : In seeking to provoke debate, the book reveals the variety of experiences evident in countries and regions marked by capitalist and (post) socialist regulatory frameworks, and contrasting labour regimes, histories and cultures. The contributions show the importance of critically examining both the complex nature of global-local links and the particular ways economic processes are around the themes of labour regimes, labour processes, labour mobility and labour communities, the essays show how economic development is not only shaped by market forces but is also interlocked in systems of meaning.
📒Civilising Natures ✍ Kavita Philip
✏Civilising Natures Book Summary : Science, both as a scholarly discipline and as a concept in the popular imagination, was critical to building hegemony in the British Empire. It also inspired alternative ideas of progress by elites and the disenfranchised: these competing spectres continue to haunt postcolonial modernities. Why and how has science so powerfully shaped both the common sense of individuals and the development of postcolonial states? Philip suggests that our ideas of race and resources are key. Civilising Natures tells us how race and nature are fundamental to understanding colonial modernities, and along the way, it complicates our understandings of the relationships between science and religion, pre-modern and civilised, environment and society.
📒Everyday Forms Of Peasant Resistance In South East Asia ✍ James C Scott
✏Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance in South East Asia Book Summary : First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Plantation Production And Political Power ✍ Paul Erik Baak
✏Plantation Production and Political Power Book Summary : This Book Presents A Complete History Of Plantation Development And Estate Life In The Kerala Region From 1743 To 1963.
📒Women Plantation Workers ✍ Shobita Jain
✏Women Plantation Workers Book Summary : This pioneering collection of essays brings together a description and analysis of women workers and the socio-economic systems of plantations world-wide. The plantation remains a formidable force in many areas of the world and new trends towards tree farming call for further examination of its agriculture. Women have, in the past, constituted a considerable precentage of the work force in this milieu, and continue to do so. Using specific case studies of historical and contemporary plantations, an account is given of the history of female labour, focusing on the colonial and post-colonial eras. The essays examine reasons for women's degraded status and emphasize, in particular, issues relating to migrant workers. The gradual move away from traditional family roles is, to some extent, reflected in variations in the position of the female plantation worker. However, where inequalities in class and status continue to characterize plantation life, capitalist and patriarchal control prevails. Both chilling and bracing, the sufferings of plantation labourers may seem remote to most of us, but they are still very much part of the contemporary world. Providing a close insight into the lives of the female protagonists, these essays have given an opportunity for their stories to be heard.
📒Champaran And Gandhi ✍ Jacques Pouchepadass
✏Champaran and Gandhi Book Summary : This book traces the history of peasant resistance to the planters, from the sporadic outbreaks of the 1860s to the Champaran Movement of 1917-18, the first experiment in Gandhian mass mobilization in India.
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📒Social Scientist ✍ Indian School of Social Sciences
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