Cinnamon Peelers in Sri Lanka: Shifting Labour Process and Reformation of Identity Post-1977 – Shanka P. Dharmapala
Polity Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 38-45 (Download PDF)
Shanka P. Dharmapala traces the impact Sri Lanka’s economic transition has had on cinnamon peelers and their industry. Dharmapala anatomizes how the penetration of capitalist social relations into the cinnamon industry has compartmentalized the cinnamon-making process, thus contributing to the weakening of the bargaining power of the peelers.