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Markets, Class and Social Change

Trading Networks and Poverty in Rural South Asia



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Markets, Class and Social Change by Ben Crow
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At the beginning of the 21st century, an idealized view of markets informs government policy. Real differences in how markets interact with social change are obscured and public action on poverty is constrained. This title uses a detailed study of the grain trade in Bangladesh to show how socially constrained patterns of market involvement may systematically benefit the rich while disadvantaging the poor. More generally, the book suggests that markets are implicated in the making of society, its divisions, identities and directions.

Author Biography

BEN CROW is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has written or co-authored several books including Sharing the Ganges, Third World Atlas, Survival and Change in the Third World and The Food Question.
Release date NZ
October 10th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
25 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 265 p. 25 illus.
Palgrave Macmillan
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