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Breman, Jan

Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market

Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java

Series:Social Histories of Work in Asia

AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

    163,50 € / $204.00 / £141.00*

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    Publication Date:
    October 2015
    Copyright year:
    2015
    ISBN
    978-90-485-2714-4
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Coffee has been grown on Java for the commercial market since the early eighteenth century, when the Dutch East India Company began buying from peasant producers in the Priangan highlands. What began as a commercial transaction, however, soon became a system of compulsory production. This book shows how the Dutch East India Company mobilized land and labor, why they turned to force cultivation, and what effects the brutal system they installed had on the economy and society.

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    440 pages
    8 color plates, 17 halftones, 9 line drawings
    Language:
    English
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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    Jan Breman is emeritus professor of comparative sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

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