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978-0-7391-9478-2 • Hardback • September 2015 • $102.00 • (£78.00)
978-0-7391-9479-9 • eBook • September 2015 • $96.50 • (£74.00)
Bilal Bhat is assistant professor of sociology at Jammu & Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration, and Rural Development.
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Locating Child Labor in Uzbekistan
Chapter Three: Cotton Cultivation and Child Labor in Uzbekistan
Chapter Four: Social and Legal Aspects
Chapter Five: Analytical Perspective
Chapter Six: Sociological Perspective
Chapter Seven: Critique, Conclusions, and Policy Implications
This book looks at the post-Soviet transition of Uzbekistan's economy and social life through a lens of child labor in cotton production. Bilal Bhat employs results of multiple surveys to illustrate the paradoxes of the collapse of the post-Soviet agricultural sector in Central Asian countries. The author studies complex and conflicting interaction among the state, the society, and the new elites in Uzbekistan through their attitude toward child labor, childhood, and education.
— Muzaffar A. Olimov, Tajikistan Academy of Sciences