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Title: Connected singularities. Convict labour in late colonial Spanish America (1760s-1800)
Authors: De Vito, Christian
First Published: 14-Aug-2017
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: De Vito, C, Connected singularities. Convict labour in late colonial Spanish America (1760s-1800), ed. Christian De Vito, ;Anne Gerritsen, , 'Micro-spatial Histories of Global Labour', Palgrave 2017
Abstract: Throughout history, the forced labour performed by individuals under penal and/or administrative control (i.e. convict labour) has been a seemingly ubiquitous phenomenon. At the same time, scratching below the apparently uniform surface of convict labour reveals fundamental differences related to the social construction of crime, ‘the criminal’ and punishment, and the role it had within distinct labour regimes. In a recent publication Alex Lichtenstein and I have suggested that, rather than seeking to provide an abstract definition of convict labour, scholars may want to address ‘the historical conditions under which convict labour has been produced and exploited in the larger process of the commodification of labour’ [Taken from opening paragraph]
DOI Link: 10.1007/978-3-319-58490-4
ISBN: 978-3-319-58490-4
Embargo on file until: 14-Aug-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2017 The editors and the authors. Published by Palgrave Macmillan. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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