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Bonded Labour

Global and Comparative Perspectives (18th-21st Century)

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Parallel to the abolition of Atlantic slavery, new forms of indentured labour stilled global capitalism's need for cheap, disposable labour. The famous 'coolie trade' - mainly Asian labourers transferred to French and British islands in the Indian Ocean, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, as well as to Portuguese colonies in Africa - was one of the largest migration movements in global history. Indentured contract workers are perhaps the most revealing example of bonded labour in the grey area between the poles of chattel slavery and 'free' wage labour.
This interdisciplinary volume addresses historically and regionally specific cases of bonded labour relations from the 18th century to sponsorship systems in the Arab Gulf States today.


Titel: Bonded Labour
Autoren/Herausgeber: Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf, Ulrike Lindner, Gesine Müller, Oliver Tappe, Michael Zeuske (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Global Studies
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9783837637335

Seitenzahl: 232
Format: 22,5 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 366 g
Sprache: Englisch

The editors form part of the interdisciplinary research group "Migration and Labour" at the Global South Studies Center (University of Cologne, Germany). - Newsletter
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