The Political Economy of Uneven Rural Development: Case of the Nonfarm Sector in Kerala, India
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The book shows how class relations develop and is a consequence of capitalist development of the rural nonagricultural/nonfarm sector (RNFS)---seen as the dialectical relation between the forces and relations of production---as mediated by the state, which produces uneven social and spatial outcomes. Central to the framework for this book are four interrelated conceptual building blocks or themes: social relations of production, productive forces, role of the state and concrete development outcomes of capitalist production in RNFS in the context of class and non-class relations of oppressions. These four conceptual themes follow a logical sequence where each concept evolve in specific contexts within the RNFS; while connected to each other in a dialectical manner; and come together to form the central argument of the book.
rural development, flexible capitalism, rural nonfarm sector, coir industry, capital-labor relations, class-caste-gender relations, Kerala, India
Growth and Development | Rural Sociology
Bordoloi, S. (2020). The political economy of uneven rural development: The case of the Nonfarm Sector in Kerala, India. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4503-0