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Partial Revolution, The: Labor, Social Movements and the Invisible Hand of Mao in Western Nepal

Author:
Hoffmann, Michael

ISBN:
978 1 78533 780 2
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
238
List price(s):
120.00 USD
85.00 GBP

Publication date:
1 February 2018

Short description: 

Located in the far-western Tarai region of Nepal, Kailali has been the site of dynamic social and political change in recent history. The Partial Revolution examines Kailali in the aftermath of Nepal's Maoist insurgency, focusing primarily on the end of Kailali's feudal system of bonded labor.

Full description: 

Located in the far-western Tarai region of Nepal, Kailali has been the site of dynamic social and political change in recent history. The Partial Revolution examines Kailali in the aftermath of Nepal's Maoist insurgency, critically examining the ways in which revolutionary political mobilization changes social relations - often unexpectedly clashing with the movement's ideological goals. Focusing primarily on the end of Kailali's feudal system of bonded labor, Hoffmann explores the connection between politics, labor and Mao's legacy, documenting the impact of changing political contexts on labor relations among former debt-bonded laborers.

Biography: 

Michael Hoffmann is a Senior Research Fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin. Previously, he worked as a post-doc fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle Germany. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2012.

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