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Sociology of Development (2021) 7 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Marc W. Steinberg Important recent research highlights the role of forced labor in the expansion of neoliberal capitalism in the global South. In this article I make the case that coerced labor was central to the first industrial revolution, the classical case of Great Britain. I demonstrate...
Sociology of Development (2020) 6 (3): 275–295.
Published: 29 September 2020
...’ labor power worldwide. Others suggest instead that production globalization leads to an upward convergence of labor power among manufacturing workers worldwide. A third perspective is agnostic with respect to the average level of this labor power, but predicts divergence between the global North...
Sociology of Development (2018) 4 (3): 239–260.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Rina Agarwala This paper offers a revised theoretical model to understand the historical development of labor under capitalism. Drawing on Antonio Gramsci, Karl Polanyi, and Nancy Fraser, the revised model highlights how state politics and ideologies have reshaped formal and informal labor to fuel...
Sociology of Development (2017) 3 (2): 116–142.
Published: 01 June 2017
... performing various forms of gendered and class-stratified labor. Our conception of microfinance draws attention to the industry's reliance on the devalued labor of women, and the influence of class and geographic divisions on the functioning of microfinancial chains at all levels. Our chain-oriented...