Book review: Jonathan Pattenden; Labour, state and society in rural India: A class-relational approach
This is a book review of 'Labour, state and society in India' which applies a class-relational approach to processes of development in the South Indian state of Karnataka on three interrelated areas: labour relations, collective action, and the mediation of class relations by the state and civil society. It examines changing forms of exploitation and domination at multiple levels and assesses its implications for pro-labouring-class change. It argues that it is relational processes, historical and contemporary, that actively create inequalities and perpetuate the status quo in societies.
Citation:Hammer, A. (2017) Book review: Jonathan Pattenden; Labour, state and society in rural India: A class-relational approach. British Journal of Industrial Relations,
Research Group:People, Organisation and Work