Precarious Labour And Informal Economy: Work, Anarchy, And Society In An Indian Village

June 29, 2018|
Precarious Labour And Informal Economy: Work, Anarchy, And Society In An Indian Village by Smita Yadav
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An empirical account of one of India's largest indigenous populations, this book tells the story of the Gonds-who currently face displacement and governmental control of the region's forests, which has crippled their economy. Rather than protesting and calling for state intervention, the Gonds have turned toward an informal economy: they not only engage with flexible forms of work, but also bargain for higher wages and experience agency and autonomy. Smita Yadav conceives of this withdrawal from the state in favour of precarious forms of work as an expression of anarchy by this marginalized population. Even as she provides rich detail of the Gonds' unusual working lives, which integrate work, labour, and debt practices with ideologies of family and society, Yadav illustrates the strength required to maintain dignity when a welfare state has failed. 

1. Introduction: Urgent Anthropology. - 2. Local History and the Postcolonial State: The Invisibility of Gonds. - 3. Basic Income, Forests, and Anarchy. - 4. Family and Kinship: The False Binary of the Subjective and Empirical Definition of a Household. - 5. Narratives of Kamayee/Dhanda (Income): Modes of Wages. - 6. Understanding the ...
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Title:Precarious Labour And Informal Economy: Work, Anarchy, And Society In An Indian Village
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:253 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:253 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:June 29, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319779706

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