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

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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 Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Life Course, Migration and Wellbeing
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > The State, Governance and Conflict
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Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 00:38
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2023 03:45

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