Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

prof. dr. J.C. (Johannes) Breman


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15509
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • J.C.Breman@uva.nl

2016

  • Breman, J. C. (2016). Covering the Dynamics of a Changing World. Economic & Political Weekly, LI(46), 12-14.
  • Breman, J. (2016). At Work in the Informal Economy of India: a perspective from the bottom up. (Paperback ed.) (Oxford India paperbacks). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2016). On Pauperism in Present and Past. New Dehli: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.001.0001  [details] 
  • Breman, J., & van der Linden, M. (2016). Informalizzare l’economia: il ritorno della questione sociale a livello globale. In L. Salmieri, & A. Verrocchio (Eds.), Di condizione precaria: Sguardia traversali tra genere, lavoro e non lavoro (pp. 11-32). Trieste: Edizioni Università di Trieste. [details] 

2015

  • Breman, J. (2015). Mobilizing labour for the global coffee market: profits from an unfree work regime in colonial Java. (Social histories of work in Asia; No. 1). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2015). Down and out in Ahmedabad. Economic & Political Weekly, 50(12), 70-71. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2015). Interview: A footloose scholar. New Left Review, 94, 45-75. [details] 

2014

  • Breman, J. (2014). The Gujarat model of growth, development and governance [Review of: I. Hirway, A. Shah (2014) Growth or development: which way is Gujarat going?]. Economic & Political Weekly, 49(39), 27-29. [details] 

2013

  • Breman, J. (2013). At work in the informal economy of India: a perspective from the bottom up. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2013). Land Flight in Sindh. Economic & Political Weekly, 48(9), 35-39. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2013). The Rural-to-Urban Transformation in Pakistan: No Reprieve from Poverty and Exclusion. The Indian journal of labour economics, 56(2), 269-283. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2013). The practice of poor relief in rural South Gujarat. In K. P. Kannan, & J. Breman (Eds.), The long road to social security: assessing the implementation of national social security initiatives for the working poor in India (pp. 293-334). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Kannan, K. P., & Breman, J. (2013). Introduction: unto the last? In K. P. Kannan, & J. Breman (Eds.), The long road to social security: assessing the implementation of national social security initiatives for the working poor in India (pp. 1-30). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 

2012

  • Breman, J. (2012). Outcast labour in Asia: circulation and informalization of the workforce at the bottom of the economy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2012). Le mythe du filet de sécurité mondial. Agone, 49, 135-143. DOI: 10.4000/revueagone.1106  [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2012). Social Exclusion, Work and Informal Sector. In T. Uys, & S. Patel (Eds.), Exclusion, social capital and citizenship: contested transitions in South Africa and India (pp. 33-52). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2012). The Talibanisation of society in Pakistan. Economic & Political Weekly, 47(34), 12-15. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2012). The undercities of Karachi. New Left Review, 76, 49-63. [details] 

2011

2010

  • Breman, J. (2010). Koloniaal profijt van onvrije arbeid: het Preanger stelsel van gedwongen koffieteelt op Java, 1720-1870. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. DOI: 10.5117/9789089642646  [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). Outcast labour in Asia: circulation and informalization of the workforce at the bottom of the economy. (Oxford collected essays). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). A poor deal. Indian Journal of Human Development, 4(1), 133-142. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). India's social question in a state of denial. Economic & Political Weekly, 45(23), 42-46. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). Life experiences in a comparative perspective. In M. Karlekar, & R. Mukherjee (Eds.), Remembered childhood: essays in honour of André Béteille (pp. 78-90). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). Neo-bondage: a fieldwork-based account. International Labor and Working Class History, 78(1), 48-62. DOI: 10.1017/S0147547910000116  [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). The political economy of agrarian change in India. In P. R. Brass (Ed.), Routledge handbook of South Asian politics: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal (pp. 321-336). (Routledge handbooks). Milton Park: Routledge. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). The political economy of unfree labour in South Asia: determining the nature and scale of debt bondage. The Indian journal of labour economics, 53(1), 137-160. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2010). Unfree labour in colonial Indonesia. In H. de Jonge, & T. van Meijl (Eds.), On the subject of labour: essays in memory of Frans Hüsken (pp. 68-72). Nijmegen: In de Walvis. [details] 

2009

  • Breman, J. (2009). Het armoederegime op het platteland van India: verslag van een halve eeuw antropologisch onderzoek naar de toestand van landarbeid in Zuid-Gujarat. (Mededelingen van de Afdeling Letterkunde / Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen; No. d.l. 72/no.2). Amsterdam: KNAW Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2009). Myth of a global safety net. New Left Review, 59(Sept/Oct), 29-36. [details] 
  • Breman, J. (2009). The actuality of tales from the past. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 43(1), 135-147. DOI: 10.1177/006996670904300106  [details] 
  • Breman, J., & Guérin, I. (2009). Introduction: on bondage: old and new. In J. Breman, I. Guérin, & A. Prakash (Eds.), India's unfree workforce: of bondage old and new (pp. i-xii). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 

2008

  • Breman, J. (2008). The Jan Breman Omnibus. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 

2014

  • Breman, J. (2014). Fuerza de trabajo paria en Asia. (Prácticas constituyentes). Quito: Traficantes de sueños. [details] 

2016

  • Breman, J. C. (2016). India’s Informal Economy. World Politics Review.

2015

  • Breman, J. (2015). The strange history of sociology and anthropology. Global Dialogue, 5(4). [details] 

2013

  • Breman, J. (2013). A Bogus Concept? [Review of: G. Standing (2011) The precariat: the new dangerous class]. New Left Review, 84, 130-138. [details] 

2012

  • Breman, J. (2012). Life and death in Annawadi [Review of: K. Boo (2012) Behind the beautiful forevers: life, death and hope in a Mumbai slum]. New Left Review, 78, 152-160. [details] 

Award

  • Breman, J.C. (2013): Eredoctoraat School of Oriental and African Studies. Univ. of London.

Scientific position

  • Breman, J.C. (2015): Lid Advisory Board, International People's Tribunal on 1965 Crimes Against Humanity in Indonesia, Den Haag.
  • Breman, J.C. (2011): Chairperson of IREWOC (Institute for Research of Working Children), IREWOC.
  • Breman, J.C. (1987-2011): Member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Humanities, KNAW.

Media appearance

  • Breman, Johannes (04-07-2016): A Defiant Sociologist and His Craft: Jan Breman. An Appreciation and a Conversation [Print] Development and Change, 47(4): 876–901. A Defiant Sociologist and His Craft: Jan Breman. An Appreciation and a Conversation.

Book editor

  • Kannan, K. P., & Breman, J. (2013). The long road to social security: assessing the implementation of national social security initiatives for the working poor in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 
  • Breman, J., Guérin, I., & Prakash, A. (2009). India's unfree workforce: of bondage old and new. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. [details] 

Journal editor

  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2011): Modern Asian Studies (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2011): Indian Journal for the Study of Social Exclusion (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2011): The Indian journal of labour economics (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2011): Journal of Agrarian Change (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2011): Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2011): Development and Change (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2010): Modern Asian Studies (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2010): Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2010): The Indian journal of labour economics (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2010): Journal of Agrarian Change (Journal).
  • Breman, J.C. (editor) (2010): Development and Change (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (15-12-2015): keynote address Trade unionism and labour in Africa, conferentie 'Trade unionism and labour in Africa' at Afrika Studiecentrum, Leiden.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (28-10-2015): 'Changing politics and policies', South Asia Seminar, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (27-10-2015): 'The study of pauperism in past and present', Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (9-10-2015): Public lecture 'A State in Denial', at Convention Hall, Bengaluru.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (7-10-2015): Keynote address workshop, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (19-3-2015): Globalizing labour studies, at National Labour Institute, Delhi.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (18-3-2015): Pauperism in past and present, lecture at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (16-3-2015): Distinguished lecture - On pauperism in contemporary India, at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Breman, J.C. (invited speaker) (12-3-2015): 'Informal workers in the rural-urban continuum', keynote address Conference on Issues related to labour and employment in the context of the rural-urban continuum. National Institute of Rural Development., Hyderabad.
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