Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen's Accumulation in Post-Colonial Capitalism PDF

By Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen

ISBN-10: 9811010366

ISBN-13: 9789811010361

ISBN-10: 9811010374

ISBN-13: 9789811010378

This quantity appears at how accumulation in postcolonial capitalism blurs the limits of area, associations, types, monetary regimes, labour approaches, and monetary segments on one hand, and creates zones and corridors at the different. It attracts our consciousness to the bizarre yet structurally worthwhile coexistence of either primitive and digital modes of accumulation within the postcolony. From those significant inquiries it develops a brand new realizing of postcolonial capitalism. The case reviews during this quantity talk about the creation of city areas of capital extraction, institutionalization of postcolonial finance capital, gendering of labor kinds, institution of latest varieties of labour, formation of and alterations in caste and racial identities and networks, and securitization—and thereby be sure that no research of up to date capitalism is whole with out completely addressing the postcolonial situation.

by way of tough the validated dualities among citizenship-based civil society and welfare-based political society, exploring severely the query of colonial and postcolonial distinction, and foregrounding the cloth tactics of accumulation opposed to the culturalism of postcolonial reports, this quantity redefines postcolonial reports in South Asia and past. it truly is valuable examining for college students and students of South Asian reports, sociology, cultural and important anthropology, serious and praxis experiences, and political technological know-how.

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Rather, the traditional imagery of labour as it was made to evolve in the aftermath of the colonial era foreclosed the various imageries of labour outside four abode of factories. It is not that non-factory labour did not exist then. Today, even the radical discourse on labour perceives the traditional imagery of labour as if here was no informal then. No, it is not the truth. Informality was very much part and parcel of global capitalist regime before the augmentation of neoliberalism. What then marks the departure from the past?

Capital does not flow to serve the interests of labour. It is other way round. Movement of labour from space to space, from form to form, from one class process to another class process so far under neoliberal political order remained constrained by the wishes of global capital. There are instances of huge spatial (forced) migration of labour which is never ending. There is continuous bondage of labour to capital even under capitalist order, instances of which are easily found in Indian economy.

We are using the term surplus labour in Marxian sense and not in the sense of mainstream Development Economics discourse on Third World duality. As far as surplus labour performance and thereby the process of capital accumulation is concerned, there are two aspects of living labour which merit our attention: (a) What is happening to job-related status of labour which concerns their means of livelihood? (Sen and Dasgupta 2006). (b) What is happening to the reserve army of labour (unemployment in mainstream economic terminology)?

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