Global Issues, Local Contexts: The Rabi Das of West Bengal

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Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 2001 - Bengali (South Asian people) - 279 pages
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This book is an ethnographic study of a community of leather workers (the Rabi Das), and their transformation under global capitalism. The various chapters in this book provide a detailed analysis of the changing nature of their conditions of employment, education, lifestyle and survival strategies. This book will be of interest to readers in anthropology, comparative sociology, development studies and community development.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Economic and Social Organisation
53
A Cultural Account of the Rabi Das
97
The Work of
127
Changing Nature
151
Changing Nature
187
Growing Up as Rabi Das
209
Conclusion
241
Concentration of Cottage Industries
251
Bibliography
262
Index
277
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