Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781787354548 Published November 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781787354555 Published November 2020 For sale in North America only

Networks, Labour and Migration Among Indian Muslim Artisans

Thomas Chambers

Networks, Labour and Migration Among Indian Muslim Artisans

Thomas Chambers

Distributed for UCL Press

292 pages | 30 color plates | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781787354548 Published November 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781787354555 Published November 2020 For sale in North America only
Networks, Labour and Migration Among Indian Muslim Artisans provides an ethnography of life, work, and migration in a North Indian Muslim-dominated woodworking industry. It traces artisanal connections within the local context, during migration within India, and to the Gulf, examining how woodworkers utilize local and transnational networks, based on identity, religiosity, and affective circulations, to access resources, support, and forms of mutuality. However, the book also illustrates how liberalization, intensifying forms of marginalization and incorporation into global production networks have led to spatial pressures, fragmentation of artisanal labor, and forms of enslavement that persist despite geographical mobility and connectedness. By working across the dialectic of marginality and connectedness, Thomas Chambers thinks through these complexities and dualities by providing an ethnographic account that shares everyday life with artisans and others in the industry.
 
Contents
Chapter One

Marginalisation, Connectedness & Indian Muslim
Artisans: An Introduction

Chapter Two

A Brief History of Indian Muslim Artisans

Chapter Three

The Indian Craft Supply Chain: Money, Commodities &
Intimacy

Chapter Four

Muslim Women & Craft Production in India:
Gender, Labour & Space

Chapter Five

Apprenticeship & Labour amongst Indian Muslim
Artisans

Chapter Six

Neoliberalism
& Islamic Reform among Indian Muslim Artisans: Affect & Self Making

Chapter Seven

Friendship, Urban Space, Labour & Craftwork in
India

Chapter Eight

Internal Migration in India: Imaginaries,
Subjectivities & Precarity

Chapter Nine

Labour Migration between India & the Gulf:
Regimes, Imaginaries & Continuities

Chapter Ten

Marginalisation & Connectedness: A Conclusion

Glossary References Index

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