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Jan Breman is Professor Emeritus and Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: AT WORK IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY OF INDIA List of Tables Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Political Economy of Dualism 2. A Short History of the Informal Sector 3. At Work 4. Circulation and Immobilization of Labour 5. Social Profile and Locale; 6. Resistance to Exclusion and Coping with Insecurity Conclusion Bibliography Index PART TWO: SELECTED READINGS List of Tables and Figure Publisher's Acknowledgements 1. The Market for Non-agrarian Labour: The Formal versus Informal Sector 2. The Study of Industrial Labour in Post-colonial India: The Formal Sector-An Introductory Review 3. A Question of Poverty 4. The Quality of the Labour Process 5. The Expulsion of Labour from the Formal Sector of the Economy 6. Neo-bondage: A Fieldwork-based Account 7. Proletarian Life and Social Consciousness 8. Informality as a Regime of Exploitation and Marginalization 9. Myths of the Global Safety Net 10. The Eventual Return of Social Darwinism Bibliography