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Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against “land grabs.” Dispossession without Development argues that beneath these conflicts lay a profound transformation in ... More


Conclusion: poverty and class

Jonathan Pattenden

in "Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The conclusion provides an overview of the book’s main arguments while looking ahead to the future. In contrast to ‘residual’ and some ‘semi-relational’ approaches to poverty, the book has argued ... More


Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book, a sweeping interpretive history of mid-nineteenth-century Chicago, traces the evolution of a modern social order. Combining historical and political detail with a theoretical frame, the ... More


Introduction

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter provides the context of India’s “land wars” and growing global interest in “land grabs.” It then details and critiques the three main theories of the relationship between ... More


Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Ipsita Chatterjee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199465132
eISBN:
9780199086825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Economic Sociology

Globalization is a much talked about subject in academic and non-academic circles; hence plenty has been written to understand it, describe it, and find conceptual tools to explain it. However, ... More


On the Dark Side of the Market

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the double game of relentless increases in efficiency. The notion that financial speculation is endowed with a special force, which justifies its economic functions, is echoed ... More


Reinventing Hierarchy: Metropolitan Bannermen Family Strategies

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

By tracing the development of a single metropolitan banner family from the time of initial settlement to the end of the Qing, this chapter asks how the strategies used by individual families to ... More


Dynamics of domination in rural South India: class relations at the state–society interface

Jonathan Pattenden

in "Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Contextualised by an outline of Karnataka’s recent political history, this chapter focuses on how the dominant class uses political institutions to maintain and advance its position. It is concerned ... More


Valuing Maintenance, Valuing Workers

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet

in Who Cleans the Park?: Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435442
eISBN:
9780226435619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435619.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 8 summarizes our findings and concludes by bringing the distinct parts of our argument together. It considers both the ways in which value is extracted from the process of parks maintenance ... More


Coping with savings and credit exclusion: alternative practices of reciprocity and trust

Kavita Datta

in Migrants and their money: Surviving financial exclusion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428431
eISBN:
9781447307549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428431.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter Five considers the migrants who deploy a range of individual and group-based informal financial practices relating to saving, borrowing and lending. These alternative practices include ... More


Soviet Workers and Stalinist Terror: The Crisis of Industrialization

Wendy Goldman

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reconceptualizes the Depression-era Soviet experience, using Marx's concept of primitive accumulation, with its emphasis on dispossession, proletarianization, and violence. Primitive ... More


The City

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

in Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the dramatic capitalist transition in Chicago in the three decades from the 1850s through the 1870s. A capitalist economy based in wage labor became predominant in Chicago ... More


A Savage Sorting of Winners and Losers, and Beyond

Saskia Sassen

in Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772836
eISBN:
9780814748695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772836.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter integrates political economy with the spatial transformations of capital accumulation on a global scale in analyzing the winners and losers of the “savage sorting.” It views the world in ... More


On the Edge of Civil Society in Contemporary India

Subir Sinha

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the mobilization of transnational solidarity for the wrongfully jailed Binayak Sen and the politics of a Delhi-based Residents’ Welfare Association, it problematizes ... More


Software Capital and the New India

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 traces the multiple genealogies of the Indian IT industry, contextualizing its growth within national, regional, and local political–economic configurations. It shows how the operations of ... More


Conclusion: What’s New about the ‘New India’?

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The Conclusion summarizes the main arguments of the book, pulling together the threads that connect the various chapters: the production and circulation of different forms of value, the multiple ... More


Mapping the Fantastic: Akshardham Temples in India

Ipsita Chatterjee

in Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape, and the Dialectics of Globalization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199465132
eISBN:
9780199086825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465132.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Economic Sociology

A cognitive map is, as Jameson indicated, a postmodern subject’s representation of her place in the world. Alienation happens when the postmodern subject is no longer able to map her position. The ... More


Genesis of the Land Broker State

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains why the shift from state developmentalism to neoliberalism in India transformed the Rajasthan state government into a land broker state. During the developmentalist period, the ... More


Dispossession

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the dispossession of Rajpura for the Mahindra World City. It shows, first, how the Rajasthan government used real estate to produce compliance to dispossession. It then examines ... More


Materiality of Culture and Identity

Ghazala Jamil

in Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199470655
eISBN:
9780199090860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199470655.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter opens with a brief survey of literature on spatialization of discrimination. It presents an account of Old Delhi and Seelampur. It investigates ideological purposes of production of ... More


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