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Global Issues Local Contexts : The Rabi Das Of West Bangal
Author: Ruchira Ganguly Scrase
ISBN: 9788125050520
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Year: 2013
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
Number of Pages: 268
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This book is an ethnographic study of a community of leather workers (the Rabi Das), and their transformations under global capitalism. The lived experiences of the Rabi Das are embedded within the broader context of India's economic liberalisation as well as in the local system of class and cultural relations in Bengali society. The various chapters in the book provide a detailed analysis of the changing nature of their conditions of employment, education, lifestyle and survival strategies. This edition also has a new Preface.
About Author
Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase is Professor of Anthropology and National Course Director, International Development Studies and Global Studies, at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.
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