Dr. Raju Das
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
MA (Geography) University of Delhi, 1987.
MA (Urban Studies), University of Akron, Ohio, USA, 1990
Ph. D. (Geography), Ohio State University, USA, 1996
Office: Ross Building S411
Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext 22450
Fax: (416) 736-5988
- Space, place and capitalism: Themes in historical-geographical materialism
- International development: A Critical Geographical Perspective
- The state, civil society and spaces of development
- Introduction to Human Geography
- Theory in Geography
- Marxist political economy; Low-wage capitalism, (rural) labour, and globalization
- Technology, nature,and production relations; Uneven development; Agrarian change
- Class theory; Spatiality of class (and non-class) relations; Working class social capital
- State theory; State-society relations including state's developmental/welfare interventions
- Radical social movements and protest politics
- South Asia
Das, R. 2014. ‘Low-wage Capitalism, Social Difference, and Nature-Dependent Production’, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, 7:1
Das, R. 2013. ‘The Relevance of Marxist Academics’, Class, Race and Corporate Power, Vol. 1:1, Available at:
Das, R. J. 2013. ‘Agrarian Crisis as the Crisis of Small Property Ownership in Globalizing Capitalism’, MRZINE, http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2013/das011013.html
Das, R.J. 2013. 'Capitalism and Regime Change in the (Globalizing) World of Labour", Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43:4, 709-723.
Das, R.J. and Bridi, R. 2013. 'Globalization' in Oxford Bibilographies in Geography. Ed. Barne Warf. New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
Das, R.J. 2013. 'The social location of industrial disasters: West, Texas in a wider perspective' http://antipodefoundation.org/2013/05/20/explosive-geographies
Das, R.J. 2012. 'From labour geography to class geography: reasserting the Marxist theory of class', Human Geography, 5(1), 19-35.
Das, R.J. 2012. ' Forms of Subsumption of labour under capital, class struggle and uneven development', Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 44:2, 178-200
Das, R.J. 2012. 'Dirty picture of neoliberalism', Links: International Journal of Socialist Renewal, http://links.org.au/node/2818
Das, R.J. 2012. 'Developmental Crisis and Dialectics of Protest Politics: Presenting the Absent and Absenting the Present', Economic and Political Weekly, XLVII(6).
Das, R.J. 2011. 'The World is Facing a Triple Crisis: What is (not) to be done?', Sanhati: Fighting Neoliberalism, http://sanhati.com/articles/3534/
Das, R.J. 2010. 'Peasants', In Barney Warf (ed). Encyclopedia of Geography, Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.
Das, R. J. 2009. ‘Class Relations, Material Conditions, and Spaces of Class Struggle in Rural India’, Human Geography: A New Radical Journal, Vol. 2-3, 52-73.
Das, R.J. 2009. ‘Capital and Space’, in Kitchin, R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1, pp. 375-381. Oxford: Elsevier.
Das, R.J. and Chilvers, S. 2009. ‘Internal Colonialism’, in Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 2, pp. 189-194.Oxford: Elsevier.
Das, R.J. 2007a. edited. A special issue on Peasant, state and class, in Journal of Peasant Studies, 34: 3-4, pp. 351-666.
Das, R.J. 2007b. ‘Introduction: state, class and peasant’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 34:3-4, pp. 351-370.
Das, R.J. 2007c. ‘Looking, but Not Seeing: State and/as Class in Rural India’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 34: 3-4, pp. 408-440.
Das, R.J. 2006. ‘Putting social capital in its place’, Capital and Class, No. 92, pp.65-92
Das, R. J. 2006. ‘Marxist theories of the state’, in Steven Pressman ed. Alternative theories of the state, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp.64-90
Das, R.J. 2005. “Rural society, the state and social capital in Eastern India: A critical investigation”, Journal of Peasant Studies, 32:1, pp.48-87.
Das, R. J. 2004. Social capital and poverty of wage labourers: problems with the social capital theory, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29:1, 27-45
Das, R. J. 2002. The Green Revolution and Poverty: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Relation Between Technology and Society, Geoforum, 33:1, 55-72
Das, R. J. 2001 . The Spatiality of Social Relations: An Indian Case-study, Journal of Rural Studies, 17:3, 347-362
Das, R. J. 2001. Class, Capitalism and Agrarian Transition: A Review and Critique of Some Recent Arguments (A Review Article), Journal of Peasant Studies, 29:1, 155-174
Das, R. J. 2000. The State-Society Relation: The Case of an Anti-poverty Policy, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 18:6, 631-650
Das, R. J. and Klak, T. 1999. The Underdevelopment of the Caribbean and Its Scholarship, Latin American Research Review, 34:3, 209-224.
Das, R. J. 1998. The Green Revolution, Agrarian Productivity and Labor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 22:1, 122-135.
Das, R. J. 1999. The Spatiality of Class and State Power: The Case of Indian Land Reforms, Environment and Planning A, 31:12, 2103-2126.
Das, R. J. 1999. Politicism and Idealism in State Theory, Science and Society, 63:1, 97-104.
Das, R. J. 1998. The Social and Spatial Character of the Indian State, Political Geography, 17:7, 787-808.
Das, R. J. 1996. State Theories: A Critical Analysis", Science and Society, 60:1, pp. 27-57.
Das, R. J. 1995. "Poverty and Agrarian Social Structure -- A Case-Study in Rural India", Dialectical Anthropology , Vol. 20:2, pp. 169-92.