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A Note on the Text
Map of Nepal

Introduction: The Noodle King

Part I: Work at the Margins of Nepalgunj

Chapter 1. From Casual to Permanent Work in a Food Factory
Chapter 2. From Bonded to Industrial Labor in a Food Factory
Chapter 3. New Forms of Spirituality in a Modern Food Factory

Part II: Work at the Margins of Pokhara

Chapter 4. Work, Precarity, and Militant Unionism in an Industrial Area
Chapter 5. Gendered Divisions of Work in the Water Bottling Plants
Chapter 6. Class, Ethnicity, and Labor Mobilization in the Construction Industry
Chapter 7. Mafia, Labor, and Shamanism in a Sand Mine

Conclusion: Glimpses of Hope


Glimpses of Hope

The Rise of Industrial Labor at the Urban Margins of Nepal

Michael Hoffmann

201 pages, 3 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-810-2 Hb Published (January 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-811-9 eBook