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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 15–36.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of the bonded servants saw freedom, girmit entered the idiom of Indian workers transported to Fiji. The appearance of this noun among the Fiji-based recruits marked a watershed moment in the history of indentured labor. For the fi rst time since the system’s inception in 1838, Indian agricultural workers...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Khalili ∙ Uses of Happiness in Counterinsurgencies Finally, affection and disaffection are legislated and institutionalized in the imperial context. As Martha Kaplan has shown in the context of Fiji, the British transformed affection from a “ ‘thing’ that is not a thing”15 to a concrete set...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 109–130.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to India, transporting a million South Asians to British Mauritius, Guiana, Trinidad, Jamaica, Suriname, and Fiji.20 British vessels dominated the transport of South Asian labor, while American ships helped transport up to 225,000 Chinese laborers to Cuba...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (2 (95)): 35–59.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: The Purification of Money in Ceremonial Exchange in Fiji,” in Money and the Morality of Exchange, ed. Maurice Bloch and Jonathan Parry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989); Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff, “Goodly Beasts and Beastly Goods: Cattle and Commodi- ties in a South African...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 75–104.
Published: 01 September 2004
... occurs namely in those national sites where the need for menial and physical labor overdetermined the class status of immigrants, that is, in Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad, and Suriname (indentured laborers), as well as Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Britain, and, to a lesser extent, Canada. The diaspora...