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Bonded Labour and Debt in the Indian Ocean World

ISBN 9781138664715
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This volume of essays contains case studies of debt bondage covering the impact of an expanding globalized economy, increased commercialization, colonial and post-colonial societies, and emerging economies.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Gwyn Campbell and Alessandro Stanziani 1 Debt and the Coercion of Labour in the Islamic Legal Tradition - William G Clarence-Smith 2 Debt, Pawnship and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century East Africa - Edward A Alpers 3 Debt and Slavery in Imperial Madagascar, 1790-1861 - Gwyn Campbell 4 Credit and Debt in the Lives of Freed Slaves at the Cape of Good Hope: The Case of Arnoldus Koevoet, 1697-1735 - Susan Newton-King 5 Debt, Labour and Bondage: English Servants versus Indentured Immigrants on Mauritius, from the Late Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Century - Alessandro Stanziani 6 Ransom, Escape and Debt Repayment in the Sulu Zone, 1750-1898 - James Francis Warren 7 Debt and Slavery among Arabian Gulf Pearl Divers - Matthew S Hopper 8 The Political Economy of Debt Bondage in Contemporary South India - Isabelle Guerin 9 The Name of the Slave and the Quality of the Debt: When Slaves Are Not Debtors and Debtors Are Not Slaves in the Family Narrative of a Filipina Comfort Woman - Michael Salman 10 Two Bonded Labour Emigration Patterns in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Southern China: The Coolie Trade and Emigration to Southeast Asia - Ei Murakami 11 Debt Slaves in Old Korea - Bok-rae Kim 12 The Debt-Servitude of Prostitutes in Japan during the Edo Period, 1600-1868 - Yoko Matsui Notes Index

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Gwyn Campbell (McGill University, Montreal), Alessandro Stanziani (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)