Readership: Will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, economics, development studies, and labour studies.
Jan Breman, Professor Emeritus and Fellow, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan Breman is Professor Emeritus and Fellow, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
List of Abbreviation
Introduction: The Great Transformation in the Setting of Asia
I. The Agrarian Background
1. Labour and Landlessness in South and Southeast Asia
2. The Political Economy of Agrarian Change
II. Leaving the Village Behind
3. Coming to Kolkata: Pathways to a Better Life or Lost in Dead-end Alleys?
4. How to Find Space, Shop Around, and Move Up in the Informal Sector
III. The Urban Economy and its Workforce
6. Industrial Labour in Post-colonial India: The Early Beginnings
7. Industrial Labour in Post-colonial India: Getting Rid of Formal Sector Employment
IV. The Exodus of Rural Labour
8. The Informal Sector of India's Economy
9. Labour Migration from Rural to Urban China
V. The Dynamics of Exclusion
10. Social Exclusion in the Context of Globalization
11. The Political Economy of Unfree Labour in South Asia: Determining the Nature and Magnitude of Debt Bondage
12. Myths of the Global Safety Net
13. The Eventual Return of Social Darwinism