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

Jonathan Pattenden


Intended for researchers, students, policymakers and practitioners, this book draws on detailed longitudinal fieldwork in rural south India to analyse the conditions of the rural poor and their patterns of change. Focusing on the three interrelated arenas of production, state, and civil society, it argues for a class-relational approach focused on forms of exploitation, domination and accumulation. The book focuses on class relations, how they are mediated by state institutions and civil society organisations, and how they vary within the countryside, when rural-based labour migrates to the ci ... More

Keywords: Class Relations, Rural India, Labour, State, Local Government Institutions, Civil Society, Social movements, Community-based organisations, Neoliberalism, Marxism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089145
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Pattenden, author
University of East Anglia