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In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
In: The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India
Author: Rolf Bauer
Winner of the 2019 Michael Mitterauer-Prize for best monograph

The Peasant Production of Opium in Nineteenth-Century India is a pioneering work about the more than one million peasants who produced opium for the colonial state in nineteenth-century India. Based on a profound empirical analysis, Rolf Bauer not only shows that the peasants cultivated poppy against a substantial loss but he also reveals how they were coerced into the production of this drug. By dissecting the economic and social power relations on a local level, this study explains how a triangle of debt, the colonial state’s power and social dependencies in the village formed the coercive mechanisms that transformed the peasants into opium producers. The result is a book that adds to our understanding of peasant economies in a colonial context.
Agricultural workers have long been underrepresented in labour history. This volume aims to change this by bringing together a collection of studies on the largest group of the global work force. The contributions cover the period from the early modern to the present – a period when the emergence and consolidation of capitalism has transformed rural areas all over the globe. Three questions have guided the approach and the structure of this volume. First, how and why have peasant families managed to survive under conditions of advancing commercialisation and industrialisation? Second, why have coercive labour relations been so persistent in the agricultural sector and third, what was the role of states in the recruitment of agricultural workers?

Contributors are: Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Josef Ehmer, Katherine Jellison, Juan Carmona, James Simpson, Sophie Elpers, Debojyoti Das, Lozaan Khumbah, Karl Heinz Arenz, Leida Fernandez-Prieto, Rachel Kurian, Rafael Marquese, Bruno Gabriel Witzel de Souza, Rogério Naques Faleiros, Alessandro Stanziani, Alexander Keese, Dina Bolokan, and Janina Puder.
Szenarien medialen Handelns
Gedankliches Entwerfen von Szenarien bildet sich als verräumlichendes und verzeitlichendes Planungshandeln ab, das zwischen Wahrnehmung (aisthesis) und Zeichenprozess (semiosis) stufenlos skalierbar ist. Aufführungen, Bilder, Filme, Landkarten und Simulationen stellen Sichtbarkeitsmaschinen dessen dar, was sich als Denken in Szenarien beständig im Verborgenen vollzieht.
Die Beiträge in diesem Band untersuchen jene Szenarien, die beim Umgang mit Medien unterschwellig handlungsleitend sind, aus praxistheoretischer Perspektive, unter wahrnehmungstheoretischen, bildwissenschaftlichen und medien-
epistemologischen Aspekten. Rezente Entwicklungen in der Experimentellen Philosophie, in der Ästhetik und die Herausforderungen des Spekulativen Realismus sind Ausgangspunkte zur Erörterung dieser potentiellen Handlungsgefüge. Diese sind auf dem Grat von Annahme und Gewissheit zu verorten und lassen Gegenstand und Subjekt als provisorische Arrangements erscheinen.