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Week 3 Class and Caste

Core Readings:

Dipesh Chakrabarty, ‘Conditions for Knowledge of Working-Class Conditions: Employers, Government and the Jute Workers of Calcutta, 1890-1940’, in Ranajit Guha, ed., Subaltern Studies II (1983), 259-310.

Clare Anderson, ‘Fashioning Identities: Convict Dress in Colonial South and Southeast Asia’, History Workshop Journal, 52 (Autumn 2001), 152-174.

Luise White, ‘Cars Out of Place: Vampires, Technology, and Labor in East and Central Africa’, in Stoler and Cooper, eds., Tensions of Empire, 436-60.

Further Readings:

Ravi Ahuja, ‘Labour Relations in an Early Colonial Context: Madras c. 1750-1800’, Modern Asian Studies, 36 (2002), 793-826.

Frederick Cooper, On the African Waterfront: Urban Disorder and the Transformation of Work in Colonial Mombassa (1987).

Arjun De Haan, ‘Unsettled Settlers: Migrant Workers and Industrial Capitalism in Calcutta’, Modern Asian Studies, 31 (1997), 919-47.

Stephen Nicholas, Convict Workers: Reinterpreting Australia’s Past (1988).

E.L. Wheelwright and K. Buckley, eds., No Paradisefor Workers: Capitalism and the Common People in Australia, 1788-1914 (1988).

Luise White, ‘Vampire Priests of Central Africa: African Debates bout Labour and Religion in Colonial Northern Zambia’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, 35 (1993), 746-72.