A local history of global capital. Jute and peasant life in the Bengal Delta.

A local history of global capital. Jute and peasant life in the Bengal Delta.
Tariq Omar Ali
New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2018
ISBN: 9780691170237
272 páginas
Precio: 46.09€

Sinopsis: Before the advent of synthetic fibers and cargo containers, jute sacks were the preferred packaging material of global trade, transporting the world’s grain, cotton, sugar, tobacco, coffee, wool, guano, and bacon. Jute was the second-most widely consumed fiber in the world, after cotton. While the sack circulated globally, the plant was cultivated almost exclusively by peasant smallholders in a small corner of the world: the Bengal delta. This book examines how jute fibers entangled the delta’s peasantry in the rhythms and vicissitudes of global capital.

Taking readers from the nineteenth-century high noon of the British Raj to the early years of post-partition Pakistan in the mid-twentieth century, Tariq Omar Ali traces how the global connections wrought by jute transformed every facet of peasant life: practices of work, leisure, domesticity, and sociality; ideas and discourses of justice, ethics, piety, and religiosity; and political commitments and actions. Ali examines how peasant life was structured and restructured with oscillations in global commodity markets, as the nineteenth-century period of peasant consumerism and prosperity gave way to debt and poverty in the twentieth century.

A Local History of Global Capital traces how jute bound the Bengal delta’s peasantry to turbulent global capital, and how global commodity markets shaped everyday peasant life and determined the difference between prosperity and poverty, survival and starvation.

Recomendados

Empire of Cotton. A Global History

Empire of Cotton. A Global History Sven Beckert New York, Vintage Books, 2015 ISBN: 9780375713965 611 páginas Precio: 18,78 euros

Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World «Spinning the Web of the Global Market»

Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World «Spinning the Web of the Global Market» Christof Dejung Routledge, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-138-18168-7 378 páginas Precio: 149.95€

¿Quién alimenta realmente al mundo? «El fracaso de la agricultura industrial y la promesa de la agroecología»

¿Quién alimenta realmente al mundo? «El fracaso de la agricultura industrial y la promesa de la agroecología» Vandana Shiva Capitan Swing Libros, 2018 ISBN: 978-84-947408-3-1 316 páginas Precio: 19€

Manors and Markets «Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600»

Manors and Markets «Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600» Bas Van Bavel Oxford University Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-19-878375-6 512 páginas Precio: 43.70€

El legado de la industria. Archivos, bibliotecas, fototecas de empresas. Fábricas y memoria

El legado de la industria. Archivos, bibliotecas, fototecas de empresas. Fábricas y memoria Miguel Ángel Álvarez Areces Gijón, Centro de Iniciativas Culturales, 2016 ISBN: 9788494596605 695 páginas Precio: 25 €

An age of risk. Politics and economy in early Modern Britain

An age of risk. Politics and economy in early Modern Britain Emily C. Nacol Cambridge (MSS), Princeton University Press, 2016 ISBN: 9780691165103 159 páginas Precio: 45,24 €