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

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

  • Transitions: Methods, Theory, Politics Transitions

  • Marxism Missing, Missing Marxism

  • Revolution and Its Alternatives

  • Class, Culture, and the Agrarian Myth

  • Labor Régime Change in the Twenty-First Century