Singh, Sunīta. Why do the bonded fear freedom?: some lessons from the field

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Why do the bonded fear freedom?: some lessons from the field

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Psychology and developing societies -- Vol. 22, no. 2

Published By: Original publisher Psychology and developing societies -- Vol. 22, no. 2 New Delhi: Sage Publications India. 2010. 249-297 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Sunit Singh ; Rama Charan Tripathi

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Kol (AW37)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Labor relations (466); Private welfare agencies (747); Political movements (668); Mining and quarrying (316); Social relationships and groups (571); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Renting and leasing (427); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Income and demand (434); Sociocultural trends (178); Borrowing and lending (426);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article describes the case of the Kol people working as bonded laborers in the stone quarries and silica sand mines near Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. The authors analyze the various conditions and factors which have been responsible for keeping the workers in this bonded condition for many generations. The paper details and discusses the social intervention made by Singh and Tripathi which they hoped would ensure sustainable freedom for these bonded laborers. Details of this intervention are described in the text to great length.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. aw37-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Notes on Authors p. 296-297 Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-296)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Economics, Psychology - 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1970-1998

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Munda (Indic people)


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