1st Edition

Proletarianisation in the Third World
Studies in the Creation of a Labour Force Under Dependent Capitalism

ISBN 9780415850193
Published March 6, 2013 by Routledge
334 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1984, this collection of twelve case studies examines the emergence of a free wage-labour force in all regions of the third world. Although the struggle and conflict through which the proletariat has achieved a degree of class consciousness is not neglected, the more dominant theme is that of the process and techniques which have created a working class on the capitalist periphery.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Labour Question in the Gold Coast, 1870-1906  3. British Nitrate Companies and the Emergence of Chile’s Proletariat, 1880-1914  4. Proletarianisation in Mozambique  5. The Creation of a Proletariat on Peru’s Sugar Plantations: 1880-1920  6. The Political Economy of Semi-Proletarianisation Under Colonialism: Sudan 1925-50  7. Poverty, Proletarianisation and the Production of Uneven Development: A Kenyan Village  8. Peasants or Proletarians? The Transformation of Agrarian Production Relations in Egypt  9. Agro-Industry, State Policy and Rural Social Structures: Recent Analyses of Proletarianisation in Brazilian Agriculture  10. The Development of Capitalism and the Making of the Working Class in Colonial Indochina, 1870-1940  11. Proletarianisation in the World Order: The Peruvian Experience  12. The Formation and Development of the Working Class in Argentina, 1857-1919  13. Vanguard of the Proletariat? Communists and Unions in Shanghai and Bombay, 1927-1929

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