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Labour Matters Towards Global Histories : Studies in Honour of Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Marcel Van Der Linden and Prabhu P Mohapatra

Editorial: Tulika, New Delhi, 2009
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Contents Acknowledgements. Introduction. I. Regimes and resistance 1. Fettered bodies labouring on public works in nineteenth century India/Chitra Joshi. 2. Transformed over seas medical comforts aboard nineteenth century emigrant ships/Anil Persaud. 3. Working an island colony convict labour regime in the Colonial Andamans 1858 1921/Aparna Vaidik. 4. Work family and the reproduction of life the phase of early industrialization in the Jharia coalfields 1890s 1940s/Dhiraj Kumar Nite. 5. Contestation and conflict workers resistance and the labour problem in the Bombay Cotton Mills c.1898 1919/Prashant Kidambi. II. Languages and lexicon 1. The special classes of labour women and children doubly marginalized/Emma Alexander Mudaliar. 2. Dalits and the ideology of work in India/Shashi Bhushan Upadhyay. 3. Blurred boundaries slavery unfree labour and the subsumption of multiple social and labour identities in India/Claudio Costa Pinheiro. III. Mobility and migrations 1. Mobility resistance and identity the Musahars of the middle Gangetic plains/Rafiul Ahmed. 2. The rural urban nexus in Russian labour history 1860s 1930s suggestions for a global comparative perspective/Gijs Kessler. 3. Making a living at the interface of legality and illegality Chinese migrant workers in Israel/Li Minghuan. IV. Regulation and rebellion 1. The work of law three factory narratives from Bombay Presidency 1881 1884/Aditya Sarkar. 2. Forms of workers protest amidst dilemmas of contesting mobilizations the Jamalpur strikes of 1919 and 1928/Nitin Sinha. 3. For the drink of the nation drink labour and plantation capitalism in the colonial tea gardens of Assam in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century/Nitin Varma. 4. Labour popular sociability and social representation immoderate drinking among the working class as a historical problem in Chile 1870 1930/Marcos Fernandez Labbe. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya select writings. This volume in honour of Sabyasachi Bhattacharya brings together a set of essays that highlight some of the major transformations in the field of labour history today. The present juncture is one in which the geographical boundaries of the discipline which were narrowly configured around the nation state are being challenged and the analytical category of labour for long identified with the industrial unionized and male worker has been stretched to include hitherto marginalized informal workers. The shift away from Eurocentric comparisons in recent years has meant a questioning of the spatial temporal and relational binaries that were dominant in the writing of labour history earlier. By focusing on sites forms and relations of labour that habitually cut across the classical divides of labour history the essays explore connections between events and processes across time and space. They demonstrate that global history is not just history at a global scale but a macro view of historical processes of importance to human societies and their systematic analyses at all scales. Global history the contributions in this volume show can be solidly based on micro historical studies if these studies connect with the larger areas of inquiry. 338 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 74557

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Editorial: Tulika, New Delhi

Año de publicación: 2009

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