Migration, Represenations and Social Relations: Experiences of Jharkand Labour to Western Uttar Pradesh

Rao, Nitya and Mitra, Amit (2013) Migration, Represenations and Social Relations: Experiences of Jharkand Labour to Western Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Development Studies, 49 (6). pp. 846-860. ISSN 0022-0388

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    Abstract

    Studying a stream of migration from Jharkhand to western Uttar Pradesh (UP), this article focuses on the work and life experiences of migrant labour from tribal India. Based on an in-depth study of a Jharkhand village, alongside a briefer stint at the destination village in UP, it examines the micro-level nuances and complexity of migrant labour movements and their often unexpected and unrecognised social consequences, particularly, the renegotiation of class and gender relations at home and the destination. Apart from pointing to the deep interconnections between the relations of production and reproduction, it demonstrates how the use of distinct representations of work and life due to spatial distanciation contribute to renegotiating both labour relations and social identities.

    Item Type: Article
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Literacy and Development Group
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural and Experimental Economics
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Education
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Gender
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
    University of East Anglia > Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Health and Disease
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    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 09:49
    Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 08:30
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/42978
    DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2013.778399

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