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Living Off the Stones: Conditions of Life

Mohammad Talib

in Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198067719
eISBN:
9780199080083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067719.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

‘Quarry worker’ is a blanket term used to describe different workers who were employed in various capacities in stone quarrying. This chapter investigates the field-independent context of mineral ... More


Thinking through the Stones: Workers’ Images and Expressions

Mohammad Talib

in Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198067719
eISBN:
9780199080083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067719.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Stone quarrying played a central role in the social and symbolic world of the stone quarry workers in Delhi. The symbolic universe of the workers was invariably comprised of the workers' perception ... More


Introduction

Mohammad Talib

in Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198067719
eISBN:
9780199080083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067719.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is an ethnography of stone quarry workers located beyond the urban fringe of south Delhi. Based on fieldwork conducted during the mid-1980s and following on trends continuing into the ... More


Centurions, Quarries, and the Emperor

Alfred M. Hirt

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The main focus of this chapter is on the role of the emperor in the quarrying industry and his impact on market demand for coloured marble. Unique epigraphic evidence of intervention by Emperor ... More


Cahokian Mortuary Practices: The Media of World Renewal Ritual

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter uses the mortuary data of the Mississippian period of the American Bottom as evidence in support of the heterarchical polyistic locale-centric account, in general, and of the World ... More


In the Belly of the Barque

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter recounts the author's participation in the Egyptian excavation site in Tura. The name Tura is notorious in all of Egypt. A few kilometers south of Cairo lies the state prison where ... More


Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi

Mohammad Talib

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198067719
eISBN:
9780199080083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067719.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is the culmination of research over a period of 25 years. It highlights the relation between the rocks from which India's great capital city is constructed and the people who sacrifice to ... More


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