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The Resource Footloose labour : working in India's informal economy, Jan Breman, (electronic resource)

Footloose labour : working in India's informal economy, Jan Breman, (electronic resource)

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Footloose labour : working in India's informal economy
Title
Footloose labour
Title remainder
working in India's informal economy
Statement of responsibility
Jan Breman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a penetrating anthropological study of the working poor in India, Jan Breman examines the lives of those who, pushed out of the agrarian labour market, depend on casual work. Beginning his local-level research in two villages in south Gujarat, the author discusses the mobilisation of casual labour, which is hired and fired according to the need of the moment, and transferred for the duration of the job to destinations far away from the home area. His case-study reveals that the circulation of labour is indicative of an employment pattern which dominates both the rural and urban economy of large parts of South Asia. Elaborating on the social profile of the work migrants, the author argues that their identity is shaped by both class and caste relations and, despite action by state agencies, nothing of significance has been achieved to improve their quality of life.--
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Breman, Jan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Contemporary South Asia
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
2
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  • Agricultural laborers
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Rural poor
Label
Footloose labour : working in India's informal economy, Jan Breman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139171076
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. Micro-research within a macro-framework. The informal sector reconsidered. Global setting. Account of research and fieldwork. Composition of the study -- 2. Changing profile of rural labour. Non-agrarian work identities in Chikhligam and Gandevigam. Out-migration for work. Sojourners. Seasonal migration -- 3. Inflow of labour into south Gujarat. Urban order and economy. Industrial labour in the informal sector. Rotation in the urban work arena. Influx in the rural hinterland. Agrarian labour migrants in Gandevigam and Chikhligam -- 4. Contact between demand and supply. Labour market in a state of flux. Mediation. The jobber-gang boss as labour broker. Debt bondage -- 5. Quality of the labour process. Informal training for work. Use of technology. Working hours. Degradation in the labour process -- 6. Mode of wage payment and secondary labour conditions. Wages. Payment. The principle of contracting and sub-contracting. Bondage. Secondary terms of employment -- 7. State care for unregulated labour. Slow and differential access to formal sector employment. Regulations covering employment in the unprotected sector. Implementation. Unbinding labour -- 8. Proletarian life and social consciousness. Adrift? Control and escape. Social struggle
  • Inclusion and exclusion: widening circles of identification
Control code
CR9781139171076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521560832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817871670
Label
Footloose labour : working in India's informal economy, Jan Breman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139171076
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. Micro-research within a macro-framework. The informal sector reconsidered. Global setting. Account of research and fieldwork. Composition of the study -- 2. Changing profile of rural labour. Non-agrarian work identities in Chikhligam and Gandevigam. Out-migration for work. Sojourners. Seasonal migration -- 3. Inflow of labour into south Gujarat. Urban order and economy. Industrial labour in the informal sector. Rotation in the urban work arena. Influx in the rural hinterland. Agrarian labour migrants in Gandevigam and Chikhligam -- 4. Contact between demand and supply. Labour market in a state of flux. Mediation. The jobber-gang boss as labour broker. Debt bondage -- 5. Quality of the labour process. Informal training for work. Use of technology. Working hours. Degradation in the labour process -- 6. Mode of wage payment and secondary labour conditions. Wages. Payment. The principle of contracting and sub-contracting. Bondage. Secondary terms of employment -- 7. State care for unregulated labour. Slow and differential access to formal sector employment. Regulations covering employment in the unprotected sector. Implementation. Unbinding labour -- 8. Proletarian life and social consciousness. Adrift? Control and escape. Social struggle
  • Inclusion and exclusion: widening circles of identification
Control code
CR9781139171076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521560832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817871670

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