Grounding Globalization : Labour in the Age of Insecurity, Hardback Book

Grounding Globalization : Labour in the Age of Insecurity Hardback

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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


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Geography
  • ISBN: 9781405129152

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