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Miyamura, Satoshi (2021) 'Turbulence ahead: labour and struggles in times of the Covid-19 pandemic in India.' Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 42 (1/2). pp. 165-177.

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One year into the Covid-19 pandemic, India is in the midst of a struggle over its future economic and social relations. During this period, the Indian state has pursued policies that have further intensified labour exploitation and widened inequality. These policies can be located in prior struggles to reproduce conditions for accumulation and to resolve the crisis of social reproduction. This article argues that this process is likely to continue even after the economic recovery from the pandemic in India and elsewhere, and these contestations may open potential opportunities for linking struggles across existing boundaries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic, India, labour, social reproduction, class struggle
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 02255189
Copyright Statement: © 2021 Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Canadian Journal of Development Studies on 10 March 2021, available online:
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 10:53

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