Accumulation in Post-Colonial Capitalism by Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen

By Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen

This quantity appears at how accumulation in postcolonial capitalism blurs the limits of house, associations, types, monetary regimes, labour approaches, and monetary segments on one hand, and creates zones and corridors at the different. It attracts our consciousness to the extraordinary yet structurally useful coexistence of either primitive and digital modes of accumulation within the postcolony. From those significant inquiries it develops a brand new knowing of postcolonial capitalism. The case stories during this quantity speak about the construction of city areas of capital extraction, institutionalization of postcolonial finance capital, gendering of labor kinds, institution of recent sorts of labour, formation of and alterations in caste and racial identities and networks, and securitization―and thereby determine that no learn of latest capitalism is entire with out completely addressing the postcolonial .  

through hard the demonstrated dualities among citizenship-based civil society and welfare-based political society, exploring severely the query of colonial and postcolonial distinction, and foregrounding the fabric methods of accumulation opposed to the culturalism of postcolonial experiences, this quantity redefines postcolonial reviews in South Asia and past. it's worthwhile studying for college kids and students of South Asian reports, sociology, cultural and demanding anthropology, severe and praxis reports, and political science. 

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The very question of labour in transit appears today as a never-ending process of evolution of this transition of labour to render labour as much cheap as possible and feasible. If one adheres to the classfocused Marxist approach (Resnick and Wolff 1987), then this journey of living labour needs to be understood in terms of the transition of several coexisting heterogeneous class processes as per the dictate of global capital in a post-colonial space. This journey is something like what can be called post-colonial destiny of labour which capital wants for generating capital accumulation in all its circuits.

The ‘caste optic’ located at the crux of their ‘organizational’ approach allows the authors to define the ‘frontiers of post-colonial accumulation’ as a ‘dynamic process of interface between the colonial and post-colonial society and the immanent logic of political economy’. Chapter╯11 by Sanam Roohi similarly explores the concept of ‘transnational Kamma philanthropy’ in the light of the consolidation of the Kamma identity as an anti-Brahminical landowning caste group in coastal Andhra Pradesh (in Southern India), who, by availing higher education and through established networks, have been able to settle in the USA and contributed in a chain of philanthropic endeavours acknowledged and endorsed by the government.

Yes, the meaning of postcolonial is definitely post-independent spatial and temporal—the independence or liberation from the oppressive colonial rule. However, in our own understanding post-colonial time and spaces are not just linear transition from colonialism to post-colonialism. There are three signifying aspects which merit our attention as far as post-colonial state and economy is concerned. Firstly, post-colonial state and economy may have some colonial hangover. For example, a country after independence may continue with some of the colonial legality and methods of governance.

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