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The Making of a Periphery

The Making of a Periphery

By Machteld Maris
Dr. Mindi Schneider spoke to professor Ulbe Bosma about his latest work, 'The Making of a Periphery. How Island Southeast Asia Became a Mass Exporter of Labor'.

A wide-ranging comparative study of colonial commodity production and labor regimes, The Making of a Periphery is of major significance to international economic history, colonial and post- colonial history, and Southeast Asian history.

Schneider is development sociologist, with specialization in historical sociology. Ulbe Bosma is senior researcher at the International Institute of Social History.
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The making of a Periphery
Mindi Schneider spoke to Ulbe Bosma about his latest work, The Making of a Periphery. How Island Southeast Asia Became a Mass Exporter of Labor. Dr. Schneider is a development sociologist, with specialization in global food politics, agro-food complexes and regimes, political ecology, and historical sociology. Professor Bosma is senior researcher at the International Institute of Social History and professor of international comparative social history at the Free University of Amsterdam.  “The incorporation of island Southeast Asia into the global capitalist economy was not one homogenizing process, as scholars from Immanuel Wallerstein to Daron Acemoglu would have it. Instead, local demographic, social, and politi- cal conditions determined the emergence of a variety of labor relations, migration patterns, and patterns of social inequality. In this pathbreaking book, Ulbe Bosma shows in great empirical detail how these diverse forms emerged cen- turies ago and continue to influence the connection between island Southeast Asia and the capitalist world economy to this day.” —Sven Beckert, Harvard University https://iisg.amsterdam/en/blog/new-book-ulbe-bosma-making-periphery
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October 17, 2019