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Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870-1979

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ISBN-10: 0472082191

ISBN-13: 9780472082193

Edition: 2nd 1995

Authors: Ann Laura Stoler

List price: $33.95
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Over the last century, North Sumatra has been the site of one of the most intensive and successful pursuits of foreign agricultural enterprise of any developing country. Colonial expansion by Europeans resulted in overt--sometimes violent-- conflict between capital and labor, as workers resisted plantation interests. Capitalism and Confrontation in Sumatra's Plantation Belt, 1870-1979 is a fascinating ethnographic history that analyzes how popular resistance actively molded both the form of colonialism and the social, economic, and political experience of the Javanese laboring communities on Sumatra's plantation borders. "A well-crafted and expertly researched history . . . exhibits a…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 10/16/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

[P]Refacing Capitalism and Confrontation in 1995
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Plantation Perspectives
The Early Contours of Labor Control: Corporate Capital and Contract Coolies
Plantation Workers in Protest: The Politics of Violence
War and Revolution: A View from the Estate Barracks
Ambivalent Radicalism: The Estate Labor Movement, 1950-1965
The Contemporary Contours of Labor Control, 1965-1979
Conclusion: Registers of Resistance
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Illustrations