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Introduction

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores the development of wage labour in agriculture in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. It considers the role of agricultural growth and its impact on agricultural-labour households. ... More


Resurvey 1986

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares two surveys: the census-type survey of households in 1977 and the sample survey of landless agricultural-labour households in 1986. Based on these surveys, it reports some of ... More


Introduction: How David Beat Goliath

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

By 1977 the United Farm Workers (UFW) had successfully negotiated more than 100 union contracts, recruited a dues-paying membership of more than 50,000, and secured enactment of the California ... More


Home Industries

JOANNA BOURKE

in Husbandry to Housewifery: Women, Economic Change, and Housework in Ireland 1890-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203858
eISBN:
9780191676024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203858.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

The central elements of this chapter are contained in P. T. McGinley's fairy tale, ‘The Three Sisters’. The story began with Donegal women earning a living through skilled embroidery. One day, a ... More


Stability and Change in Towns and Cities, 1770–1810

C. A. Bayly

in Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077466
eISBN:
9780199081110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.003.0017
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter considers the stability and change in towns and cities in north India and examines the relationship between political power and flows of revenue and trade which lay at the heart of the ... More


Epilogue

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the continued importance of this form of labor relations in the years since the 1960s, as South Texas has continued to serve as a model for employers elsewhere eager to avail ... More


‘Slaves of the Soil’: Caste and Agricultural Slavery in South India

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317583
eISBN:
9781846317255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317255.011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1811, nine children were found to be working at the Randaterra plantation set up by the East India Company in Anjarakandy, South India. The Anjarakandy episode has important implications for the ... More


Changing dynamics of exploitation in rural South India

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/9780719089145.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the changing dynamics of exploitation in rural India. It explores different forms of informality and fragmentation, and shows how the dominant class reproduces its control ... More


Hidden Hands of the Harvest

Adam Tompkins

in Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the growth of a large marginalized, often migratory, workforce that was systematically disempowered by growers and government: the farmworkers. The modernization and ... More


Last Things

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the collapse of agriculture in the Confederacy following the end of the Civil War. The winter of 1864–1865 brought despair and the realization that the ... More


When China Runs Out of Farmers

Luc Christiaensen

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

China’s success in feeding itself has defied the expectations of many. But, rising agricultural labor costs, increasing competition from imports following renminbi appreciation, and growing ... More


The Nature of Agricultural Labor

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The nature of agricultural labor in various southern localities had important consequences for enslaved people's time and flexibility in reconciling their status as forced laborers with their duties ... More


Work and the Irish District Asylums during the late nineteenth century

Oonagh Walsh

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines work and its uses – therapeutic, punitive and productive - in the Irish District Asylum system in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through a number of case studies, ... More


Rural Tamil Nadu in the Liberalization Era: What Do We Learn from Village Studies?*

John Harriss and J. Jeyaranjan

in The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Review findings of villages conducted in Tamil Nadu over the last 20 years, the authors conclude that the state might be described as ‘post-agrarian’, in view of the declining importance of ... More


Bangladesh: Jobs and Growth in an Urbanizing Economy

Mahabub Hossain, Binayak Sen, and Yasuyuki Sawada

in Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198754848
eISBN:
9780191816321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Bangladesh provides a successful example of a country that has been able to support sustainable and inclusive growth through the creation of jobs that are productivity enhancing and poverty reducing. ... More


Western Collapse

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the collapse of agriculture in the Western Confederacy as the Civil War drew to a close. As Union forces occupied more and more territory in 1864, farmers and planters could ... More


Hop-Picking Time

Peter A. Kopp

in Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Because of the West’s scarce labor situation, hop growers early on recognized the need to hire workers from all walks of life, including men and women, old and young, and across racial and ethnic ... More


Women and agricultural labour in China

Alan de Brauw

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0084
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the feminization of agricultural labour in China. Data from the China Health and Nutrition Study shows that the average share of farm work performed by women increased from 53 ... More


A Sectional Immigration Policy

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early twentieth century, the Bureau of Immigration adopted a lax approach to the enforcement of the federal immigration laws along the US-Mexico border. Yet the Mexican Revolution and World ... More


The Struggle of My Life: Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

Ramchandra Pradhan (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199480364
eISBN:
9780199096565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480364.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The present work, The Struggle of My Life: An Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati, is an English translation of Sahajanand’s autobiography, written in Hindi, Mera Jeevan Sangarsh. It carries ... More


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