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Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies
Reviews and Essays, 1982-2016

Tom Brass takes the lessons drawn by Development Studies and deftly applies them to metropolitan capitalist nations.

Since its inception, Development Studies has tended to restrict its critical enquiries to nations in the ‘Third World.’ The field’s important studies of labor markets, who circulates within them, and the controversies such issues generate, have hitherto been confined ’lesser developed’ societies. In this important collection, drawing from key texts over the course Tom Brass’s career, these concerns are deftly deployed to examine how these same phenomena affect metropolitan capitalist countries.

The reviews, review essays, and essays collected here examine these issues that are now relevant to metropolitan capitalism, as well as their political and ideological effects and implications

Other books by Tom Brass

  • Revolution and Its Alternatives

    In this apposite study, Tom Brass explores the relationship between the political subject and the politics of the radical right in the absence of class-based projects of the left.

  • Class, Culture, and the Agrarian Myth

    Using examples from different historical contexts, this book examines the relationship between class, nationalism, modernity and the agrarian myth.
  • Labor RĂ©gime Change in the Twenty-First Century

    Conventional wisdom holds that Capitalism depends on the exploitation of 'free labor.' This volume challenges those ideas.