Neoliberal capitalism and precarious work: ethnographies of accommodation and resistance

Contributor(s): Lambert, Rob [Editor] | Herod, Andrew [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Publishing 2016Description: xi, 336 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9781781954942Subject(s): Labor laws - Legislation | Precarious employment - Social aspects | NeoliberalismDDC classification: 344.01 Summary: Since the renaissance of market politics on a global scale, precarious work has become pervasive. Divided into two parts, the first section of this cross-disciplinary book analyses the different forms of precarious work that have arisen over the past thirty years. These transformations are captured in ethnographically orientated chapters on sweatshops; day labour; homework; unpaid contract work of Chinese construction workers; the introduction of insecure contracting in the Korean automotive industry; and the insecurity of Brazilian cane cutters. The editors and contributors then collectively explore trade union initiatives in the face of precarious work and stimulate debate on the issue. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/neoliberal-capitalism-and-precarious-work-9781781954942.html
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Table of Contents

1. Neoliberalism, Precarious Work and Remaking the Geography of Global Capitalism
Andrew Herod and Rob Lambert

PART I EXPERIENCES OF PRECARIOUS WORK
Andrew Herod and Rob Lambert

2. The Growth and Organization of a Precariat: Working in the Clothing Industry in Johannesburg’s Inner City
Katherine Joynt and Edward Webster

3. Bounded Mobilizations: Informal Unionism and Secondary Shaming Amongst Immigrant Temp Workers in Chicago
Sébastien Chauvin

4. Homebased Work and New Ways of Organizing in the Era of Globalization
Dilek Hattatoğlu and Jane Tate

5. Constructing Violence and Resistance: The Political Economy of the Construction Industry and Labour Subcontracting System in Post-Socialist China
Pun Ngai and Lu Huilin

6. Nature and Insecurity in South Africa
Jacklyn Cock and Rob Lambert

7. At the Cutting Edge: Precarious Work in Brazil’s Sugar and Ethanol Industry
Brian Garvey and Maria Joseli Barreto

PART II CHALLENGING PRECARIOUS WORK
Andrew Herod and Rob Lambert

8. Organizing Across a Fragmented Labour Force: Trade Union Responses to Precarious Work in Korean Auto Companies
Aelim Yun

9. Closures and Openings: The Politics of Place and Space in Resisting Corporate Restructuring
Michael Gillan and Rob Lambert

10. Sweatshop Citizenship, Precariousness and Organizing Building Cleaners
Luis L.M. Aguiar

11. Global Unions, Global Framework Agreements and the Transnational Regulation of Labour Standards
Mark Thomas

Conclusion: Towards a Movement of the Dispossessed?
Rob Lambert and Andrew Herod

Index

Since the renaissance of market politics on a global scale, precarious work has become pervasive. Divided into two parts, the first section of this cross-disciplinary book analyses the different forms of precarious work that have arisen over the past thirty years. These transformations are captured in ethnographically orientated chapters on sweatshops; day labour; homework; unpaid contract work of Chinese construction workers; the introduction of insecure contracting in the Korean automotive industry; and the insecurity of Brazilian cane cutters. The editors and contributors then collectively explore trade union initiatives in the face of precarious work and stimulate debate on the issue.

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