Author:Kumari Jayawardena & Rachel Kurian (Authors)

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Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations: Two Centuries of Power and Protest

By: Kumari Jayawardena & Rachel Kurian (Authors)

Price: $27.45

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202395

ISBN: 8125058788

Condition: New


Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations takes as its central theme the plantations of Sri Lanka, from their inception in the early nineteenth century to almost the present day in the twenty-first. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, it offers a detailed and compelling empirical narrative of the lives and struggles of plantation workers, who have constituted, for much of modern Sri Lankan history, the single largest organised workforce in the country. In doing so, it explores the complex links between power and class, gender and ethnic hierarchies both on the plantations... View more info