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Everyday Politics of Labour: Working Lives in India’s Informal Economy

by: Geert De Neve

The book presents an analysis of contemporary labour politics in India’s informal economy. Following increased integration in global economic networks, India’s informal sectors, in some parts of the country, have expanded drastically over recent decades and are employing an increasing number of the country’s working population. Drawing on detailed ethnographic accounts of three textile industries […]

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Overview

The book presents an analysis of contemporary labour politics in India’s informal economy. Following increased integration in global economic networks, India’s informal sectors, in some parts of the country, have expanded drastically over recent decades and are employing an increasing number of the country’s working population.

Drawing on detailed ethnographic accounts of three textile industries in Tamil Nadu, collected during two and a half years of fieldwork between 1995 and 2000, the author describes everyday labour activism, explores the character of trade unionism and individualized forms of resistance, and depicts the political culture of the shop floor.  Interesting case studies illustrate how labour politics have been shaped both by the social mobility of some communities and the increased feminization of some occupations.

Details

ISBN: 978-81-87358-18-3
Publisher: Social Science Press
Publish Date: 2005
Page Count: 365

Meet the Author
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Geert De Neve is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

“Everyday Politics of Labour: Working Lives in India’s Informal Economy”

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