Labour

Pattenden, Jonathan (2021) Labour. In: Handbook on Critical Agrarian Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham.

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Abstract

Labour is central to capitalism and agrarian change: as the reproductive labour that sustains social life and provides workers for sites of production; as the source of surplus value extracted from the labour process and distributed unevenly along commodity chains and across society; and as the wage-labour and petty self-employment that are the primary bases of survival. This chapter argues that it is also the driving force of politics. Social antagonisms between capital and labour play out in homes, workplaces, neighbourhoods and ‘public’ institutions; in sites of natural resource appropriation; and amongst ideological struggles over consciousness of possibilities for change.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: social reproduction, labour process, exploitation, dispossession, capital, consciousness.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 00:38
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 23:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79165
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