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Title: Rubber Plantation Workers, Work Hazards, and Health in Colonial Malaya, 1900-1940
Contributor(s): Kaur, Amarjit  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: This chapter focuses on key aspects of Indian workers' economic, social, and health engagement with plantation owners, subimperial India, and the global trade in commodities. The study first examines the development of the rubber plantation industry against the backdrop of colonial developing-world agriculture and the recruitment of Indian labour. Then it analyzes the consequences of this encounter through the prism of workers' plantation life, the epidemiology of migration, and plantation work hazards. Finally, the investigation turns to the unique labour and health experiences of Indian plantation workers by examining labour codes and other administrative legislation that registered and contended with the resulting health consequences for the workers.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard Across A Globalizing World, p. 17-32
Publisher: Temple University Press
Place of Publication: Philadelphia, United States of America
ISBN: 9781439904701
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 140202 Economic Development and Growth
160303 Migration
111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440401 Development cooperation
430319 Migration history
350505 Occupational and workplace health and safety
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 940304 International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230304 International political economy (excl. international trade)
200407 Health status (incl. wellbeing)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Chris Sellers and Joseph Melling
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