Producing Workers

9780812234015: Hardback
Release Date: 1st April 1997

9780812215977: Paperback
Release Date: 1st April 1997

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 224

Series Critical Histories

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Producing Workers

The Politics of Gender, Class, and Culture in the Calcutta Jute Mills

Hardback / £39.00
Paperback / £24.99

As the politicization of cultural identities—based on religion, ethnicity, gender, race—has come to play a central role in shaping relations between and among peoples, issues of difference raise unsettling questions about how identities overlap and group interests are represented. Using the jute mills of Calcutta as a case study, Leela Fernandes reveals that these interconnections play a fundamental role in shaping both the political actions of workers and the representation of their interests.

"Producing Workers elegantly and poignantly illuminates the complex interplay between working class politics, gender, and cultural identities within the confines of Calcutta's jute mills. . . . A fascinating and important study of identity politics in contemporary India."—Journal of Asian History