Grounding Globalization (Innbundet)

Labour in the Age of Insecurity

Serie: Antipode Book S. 


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 280
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Antipode Book S.
ISBN/EAN: 9781405129152
Omtale: Grounding Globalization
Winner of the 2009 Distinguished Scholarly Monograph Prize, awarded by the American Sociological Association Labor and Labor Movements section Claims have been made on the emergence of a new labour internationalism in response to the growing insecurity created by globalization. However, when persons face conditions of insecurity they often turn inwards. The book contains a warning and a sign of hope. Some workers become fatalistic, even xenophobic. Others are attempting to globalize their own struggles.* Examines the claim that a new labour internationalism is emerging by grounding the book in evidence, rather than assertion* Analyzes three distinct places - Orange, Australia; Changwon, South Korea; and Ezakheni, South Africa - and how they dealt with manufacturing plants undergoing restructuring* Explores worker responses to rising levels of insecurity and examines preconditions for the emergence of counter-movements to such insecurities Highlights the significance of 'place' and 'scale', and demonstrates how the restructuring of multi-national corporations, and worker responses to this, connect the two concepts

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