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Title Bonded labour : global and comparative perspectives (18th-21st century) / Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf, Ulrike Lindner, Gesine Müller, Oliver Tappe, Michael Zeuske (eds.)
Published Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, 2016


Description 1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Global Studies
Global Studies
Contents Cover; Contents ; Introduction: Global Variants of Bonded Labour ; Coolies -- Asiáticos and Chinos: Global Dimensions of Second Slavery ; Indentured Labour in Sub-Saharan Africa (1880-1918): Circulation of Concepts between Imperial Powers
Contract Labour and Debt Bondage in the Arab Gulf States. Policies and Practices within the Kafala System Re-presenting and Narrating Labour: Coolie Migration in the Caribbean ; Cultural Forms of Representation of 'Coolies': Khal Torabully and his Concept of Coolitude ; Authors
Coolie Transformations -- Uncovering the Changing Meaning and Labour Relations of Coolie Labour in the Dutch Empire (18th and 19th Century) Variants of Bonded Labour in Precolonial and Colonial Southeast Asia ; "His Original Name Is . . ." REMAPping the Slave Experience in Saudi Arabia
Summary 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.-- Provided by Publisher
Analysis Colonialism
Global History
History of Colonialism
Social History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
In English
Print version record
Subject Peonage -- History -- Congresses
Forced labor -- History -- Congresses
Slave labor -- History -- Congresses
Labor contract -- History -- Congresses
Labor policy -- History -- Congresses
Indentured servants -- History -- Congresses
General & world history.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Forced labor
Indentured servants
Labor contract
Labor policy
Slave labor
Genre/Form Electronic books
proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Damir-Geilsdorf, Sabine, editor.
Lindner, Ulrike, editor.
Müller, Gesine, editor.
Tappe, Oliver, editor.
Zeuske, Michael, editor.
Universität zu Köln.
Casa de Altos Estudios Don Fernando Ortiz.
LC no. 2019666873
ISBN 9783839437339