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Class Dynamics of Development

by Jonathan (University of East Anglia, UK) Pattenden

Part of the ThirdWorlds Series

Class Dynamics of Development Synopsis

This book argues that class relations are constitutive of development processes and central to understanding inequality within and between countries. It does so via a transdisciplinary approach that draws on case studies from Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Contributors illustrate and explain the diversity of forms of class relations, and the ways in which they interplay with other social relations of dominance and subordination, such as gender and ethnicity as part of a wider project to revitalise class analysis in the study of development problems and experiences. Class is conceived as arising out of exploitative social relations of production, but is formulated through and expressed by multiple determinations. By illuminating the diversity of social formations, this book illustrates the depth and complexity present in Marx's method. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367218676
Publication date: 17th January 2019
Author: Jonathan (University of East Anglia, UK) Pattenden
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 202 pages
Categories: Social classes, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Development studies, Political science & theory,

About Jonathan (University of East Anglia, UK) Pattenden

Jonathan Pattenden is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, and author of Labour, State and Society in Rural India: A Class-relational Approach (2016). His research interests centre on the political economy and political sociology of development and class relations in India and elsewhere in Asia. Liam Campling is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research is on the interplay of multinational enterprises, international trade, the political economy of industrial development and environmental change. His research focuses on the interplay of multinational enterprises, international trade, and ...

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