Labour regime change in the twenty-first century : unfreedom, capitalism and primitive accumulation

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  • Labor regime change in the twenty-first century
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill 2011
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1 online resource (324 p.)
  • 1-283-27066-8
  • 9786613270665
  • 90-04-21040-7
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Print version record.
  • Labour Regime Change in the Twenty-First Century; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Smithian Inheritance; 2. The Marxist Inheritance; 3. Semi-Feudalism and Modern Marxism; 4. 'Disguised' Wage Labour and Modern Marxism; 5. Unfreedom as Primitive Accumulation?; 6. Germany and the United States: 'Primitive' or 'Fully Functioning' Accumulation?; 7. 'Medieval Working Practices'? British Agriculture and the Return of the Gangmaster; 8. Citizenship and Human Rights - or Socialism?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject Index
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  • Historical debates about capitalism, unfreedom and primitive accumulation suggest Marxism accepts that, where class struggle is global, capitalists employ unfree workers. Labour-power as commodity means the free/unfree distinction informs the process of becoming, being, remaining, and acting as a proletariat.