Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2015

256 Pages | 4 Line drawings, black & white; 1 Maps; 19 Tables, black & white

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9781784991142

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Workers, State and Development in Brazil

Powers of Labour, Chains of Value

Ben Selwyn

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a highly detailed account of the emergence, activities and successes of rural trade unions in North East Brazil
  • Provides an in-depth study of agrarian capitalist development in Brazil
  • Illustrates how the interaction between Brazilian state and private actors led to the establishment of a successful region of export agriculture
  • Explains how changing class relations and labour regimes impact on different patterns of capitalist development
  • Critiques the Global Commodity Chain approach for its firm-centrism and reformulates it to theorise and facilitate the investigation of capital-labour relations in processes of capitalist development

New to this Edition:

  • Available in paperback for the first time

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