The political economy of uneven rural development : case of the nonfarm sector in Kerala, India / Sudarshana Bordoloi.

The book shows how class relations develop and is a consequence of capitalist development of the rural nonagricultural/nonfarm sector (RNFS)--seen as the dialectical relation between the forces and relations of production--as mediated by the state, which produces uneven social and spatial outcomes....

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Main Author: Bordoloi, Sudarshana (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • List of Figures
  • List of Maps
  • List of Tables
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • 1 Why Rural Nonfarm Sector (RNFS)?
  • 2 A Historical-Geographical Materialist Framework for the RNFS
  • 3 The RNFS in India and the Case of the Coir Industry in Kerala
  • 4 Study Area
  • 5 Methodological Framework
  • 6 Chapter Layout
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Rural Nonagricultural/Nonfarm Sector in the International Development Studies Literature
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 RNFS as a Complex Category
  • 3 Emergence of RNFS: Factors Underlying It
  • 3.1 Growth Linkages of the RNFS
  • 3.1.1 Forward Linkages
  • 3.1.2 Backward Linkages
  • 3.1.3 Counterarguments to Forward Linkages
  • 3.2 The Role of the State
  • 3.3 Neoliberal Globalization and the RNFS
  • 4 Development Consequences of the RNFS
  • 4.1 Income and Wages
  • 4.2 Rural Labor Relations
  • 4.3 Gender and Caste
  • 5 Case of Kerala and Coir Industry
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Conceptualizing the Rural Nonfarm Sector: A Critique and Reconstruction
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Gaps in the Existing Literature
  • 2.1 Lack of a Class-Based Approach to the RNFS
  • 2.2 Inadequate Treatment of the Role of the State
  • 2.3 Relation Between Class and Non-Class Entities Missing
  • 2.4 A-historical Approach of the RNFS
  • 2.5 A-spatial and 'A-scalar' Perspective of the RNFS
  • 3 Elements of an Alternative Framework for the RNFS
  • 4 Relations of Production and Productive Forces in the RNFS
  • 5 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: The Coir Industry and Its Social Relations of Production
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Historical Geography of the Formation of Social Relations of Production
  • 3 A Map of Contemporary Classes and Class Relations in the Coir Industry
  • 3.1 Exporting-cum-Producing Class (EP)
  • 3.2 Medium-Scale Producers
  • 3.3 Small Producers or Semi-Proletariats
  • 3.4 Workers
  • 3.5 Trading Class
  • 4 Methods of Exploitation in the Coir Industry
  • 4.1 Lengthening the Working Day
  • 4.2 Depression of Wages
  • 4.3 Other Methods of Exploitation
  • 5 Labor Control in the Coir Industry
  • 6 Class and Non-Class (Gender-/Caste-Based Differentiation)
  • 6.1 Gender Relations
  • 6.2 Caste Relations
  • 7 Spatial Structuring of Social Relations
  • 8 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Productive Forces in the Coir Industry
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Labor Process in the Coir Industry
  • 2.1 Products and Means of Production
  • 2.1.1 Raw Material Extraction
  • 2.1.2 Spinning of Coir Yarn
  • 2.1.3 Weaving of Finished Goods
  • 2.2 Types of Labor Power in the Production Process
  • 3 Spatial Organization of Productive Forces
  • 4 Production and Export of Coir and Coir Products
  • 5 Productivity and Technological Change
  • 5.1 Productivity
  • 5.2 Technological Change
  • 5.3 Contradictions in Technological Change
  • 6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Development Policies of the Indian State for the Nonagricultural Sector
  • 1 Introduction