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Publication of the papers of ITH's conference 2009

Labour History Beyond Borders: Concepts and Explorations
Edited by Marcel van der Linden (with assistance of Eva Himmelstoss)
ITH Conference Proceedings, vol. 44
Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsanstalt 2010
280 pages, ISBN 978-3-931982-68-3

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Labour History Beyond Borders: Concepts and Explorations
The eleven essays collected in this volume deal with important aspects of the historical and contemporary development of the world working class. They attempt to transcend the geographical, temporal and disciplinary boundaries between historiography, anthropology, and other social sciences. The essays discuss four central themes: methodological and theoretical questions; the development of the global textile industry since 1650; the connections between labour migration on the one hand and the integration of rural/agricultural regions into the capitalist world economy on the other hand; and ideological and religious reorientations accompanying processes of (partial) proletarianization.



Preface: Der Weg des Konferenzzyklus der ITH in den Jahren 2007-2009
Berthold Unfried

Marcel van der Linden

1. The State of Labour History

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Comparative Labour History across National Boundaries
Dick Geary

Changing Paradigms of South Asian Labour Historiography
Rana P. Behal

2. Global Entanglements of Textile Industries and their Implications for Labour Relations and Struggles

Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen: Standortkombinationen, Arbeitsverhältnisse und Protestformen in der Textilindustrie, 1700-2000
Andrea Komlosy

Covering the World: Textile Workers and Globalization, 1650-2000. Experiences and Results of a Collective Research Project
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

Labor Regimes after Emancipation: The Case of Cotton
Sven Beckert

3. Labour Migration and Rural Transformation

Capitalization of Agriculture, 1850s to 1960s: Rural Migrations in a Global Perspective
Dirk Hoerder

Constructing Legality: The Management of Irregular Labour Migration in Thailand and Malaysia
Michele Ford

Home Connections of Senegalese Migrants in Europe and the United States: Remittances and Social Change in the Senegal River Valley
Abdoulaye Kane

Urbanization and Migrant Workers in Yiwu, China
Minjie Zhang

4. Religion and Class Formation in Global Perspective

Competing Identities: Religion and Working-Class Formation in North-Western Europe
Lex Heerma van Voss

Soziale Krise und Ausbreitung des evangelikalen Fundamentalismus in Lateinamerika
Juliana Ströbele-Gregor

Notes on Contributors