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Rethinking working-class history : Bengal, 1890 to 1940

Author: Dipesh Chakrabarty
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Combines a history of the jute-mill workers of Calcutta with a fresh look at labor history in Marxist scholarship. This book examines the milieu of the jute-mill workers and the way it influenced  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dipesh Chakrabarty
ISBN: 069107030X 9780691070308
OCLC Number: 1034958622
Description: xix, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Tables ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii Abbreviations xix 1. Intoduction 3 2. Jute: The nature of the Industry 14 3. Of Conditions and Culture 65 4. The Paradox of Organization 116 5. Protest and Authority 155 6. Class and Community 186 7. Conclusion: Rethinking Working-Class History 219 Glossary 231 Bibliography 233 Index 243
Responsibility: Dipesh Chakrabarty.


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"[A] thought-provoking study in Marxist labor history, perhaps the most important monograph since E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class... This book represents a brilliant effort Read more...

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