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The politics of time in Colonial Bombay: labor patterns and protest in cotton mills

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This article examines the modes of time and work discipline that emerged through factory industry in colonial Bombay. Based on a wide range of archival sources, it shows that mechanized production did not invariably suggest a transition from task-based, irregular to clock-measured, rationally organized work patterns. Operating simultaneously within temporal orders constructed by the global economy, agriculture, family, and community, cotton mills combined new disciplinary practices with a fle...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jsh/shz016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Social History Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
206–285
Publication date:
2019-04-22
Acceptance date:
2019-02-08
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ISSN:
1527-1897
Pubs id:
pubs:996259
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uuid:6e20dbeb-5574-438e-9675-52ff16bdd024
Source identifiers:
996259
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pubs:996259
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English
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