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Conjugated oppression under contemporary capitalism: class relations, social oppression and agrarian change in India

Shah, Alpa and Lerche, Jens (2018) Conjugated oppression under contemporary capitalism: class relations, social oppression and agrarian change in India. Journal of Peasant Studies, 45 (5-6). pp. 927-949. ISSN 0306-6150

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03066150.2018.1463217

Abstract

Neoliberal globalisation has resulted in the bypassing of agrarian transition-led industrialisation and classic proletarianisation, and class-for-itself class struggles are rare. Drawing on analyses of class relations, racism and other forms of social oppression, this contribution explores how processes of ‘conjugated oppression’ are central to the spread of contemporary capitalism. The focus is on India and on how the co-constitution of class relations and social oppression based on caste, tribe, gender and region is entrenching Dalits and Adivasis at the bottom of social and economic hierarchies. The analysis has deep-seated consequences for how we think about political struggles, in this case ones that foreground caste and tribe and focus on both labour and land.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fjps20/current
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 16:41
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 00:08
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, European Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86967

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