Waiting for the call to prayer: Exploitation, accumulation and social reproduction in rural Java

Pattenden, Jonathan and Wastuti, Mia (2021) Waiting for the call to prayer: Exploitation, accumulation and social reproduction in rural Java. The Journal of Peasant Studies. ISSN 0306-6150

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Abstract

This article analyses processes of exploitation, accumulation and social reproduction in rural Java. Using fieldwork in a primarily agrarian and a predominantly non-agrarian village, it underlines the ways in which pluri-active labouring class households contribute to processes of accumulation through a variety of forms of petty self-employment and wage-labour–above all sharecropping and female homework, which is interwoven seamlessly with reproductive labour. Agrarian accumulation is dominated by traders and absentee capitalist landowners. Forms of exploitation are linked to petty capitalism's relationship to capital-in-general. The article briefly discusses the potential for labouring class collective action given the villages' relatively flat social structures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social reproduction,accumulation,exploitation,gender relations,homeworkers,sharecropping,cultural studies,anthropology,arts and humanities (miscellaneous) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 01:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80728
DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2021.1970540

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