Workers and margins: grasping erasures and opportunities

Contributor(s): Jammulamadaka, Nimruji [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Singapore Springer Nature 2019Description: xxii, 308 p. Includes indexISBN: 9789811378751Subject(s): Development economics | Industrial organization | Labor economics | Marginality, Social - Economic aspects | Employee rights | Informal sector (Economics) - Employees | Informal sector (Economics)DDC classification: 338.6 Summary: This book focuses on informal workers and margins and seeks to advance the discourse on the concepts of ‘work’, ‘workers’ and ‘margins’. By largely focusing on informal, non-formal and non-industrial sector workers where unionism, collective bargaining, and labour laws have little influence, the book promotes approaches to understanding alternate worker politics and organising practices. As such, it presents an alternative to conventional approaches to understanding workers in management and organisation studies. The book draws attention to the mechanisms of erasure implicit in disciplinary and governmental practices that allow the worker to remain invisible. By making the worker visible, it seeks to go beyond economistic and psychological approaches to work(ing) to understand the worker as a human being, with all the complexity, vulnerability and agency that status implies. Further, it seeks to go beyond worker victimhood to gather narratives of workers’ worlds and the possibility of alternate worlds. The contributing authors bring together diverse perspectives from fields including industrial relations, environment, displacement, collective action, livelihoods, rural development, MSMEs, organisational behaviour and entrepreneurship to present a textured and multidimensional view of workers and their worlds. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811378751
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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Workers and Margins: Grasping Erasures and Possibilities within Management Studies.-
Section 1: Conceptual Aspects on Workers and Margins.-
Chapter 2: Skill Formation and Precarious Labour: The Role of Industrial Training Institutes in India 1950-2018.- Chapter 3: Labor Beyond the Labor Market: Interrogating Marginality.-
Chapter 4: Representation of Worker Marginalization and Quest for Livelihood Justice.-
Chapter 5: Death of the Artisan: An Indigenous View on Marginalisation.-

Section 2: Being Marginal.-
Chapter 6: The Literary Worlds of Workers: Narratives of Art from the Margins.-
Chapter 7: The Cosmos of Public Sector Township: Democracy as an Intellectual Culture.-
Chapter 8: Marginality and its Contestations: A Case of Mining Affected in Goa.-
Chapter 9: The Anti-power of the Marginalised: A postcolonial Perspective.-
Chapter 10:Occupational Prestige and Informal Work: Women Domestic Workers in India.- Section 3: Surviving Marginalisation.-
Chapter 11: Putting the Marginalised out of the Margins: Role of Mobilisation, Collectivisation and Livelihood Interventions.-
Chapter 12: Getting Marginalised and Surviving.-
Chapter 13: Leather Artisans-Workers and Global Value Chains: Protecting Autonomy, Enacting Dissent.-
Chapter 14: CSO, Livelihoods and Margins

This book focuses on informal workers and margins and seeks to advance the discourse on the concepts of ‘work’, ‘workers’ and ‘margins’. By largely focusing on informal, non-formal and non-industrial sector workers where unionism, collective bargaining, and labour laws have little influence, the book promotes approaches to understanding alternate worker politics and organising practices. As such, it presents an alternative to conventional approaches to understanding workers in management and organisation studies.
The book draws attention to the mechanisms of erasure implicit in disciplinary and governmental practices that allow the worker to remain invisible. By making the worker visible, it seeks to go beyond economistic and psychological approaches to work(ing) to understand the worker as a human being, with all the complexity, vulnerability and agency that status implies. Further, it seeks to go beyond worker victimhood to gather narratives of workers’ worlds and the possibility of alternate worlds.
The contributing authors bring together diverse perspectives from fields including industrial relations, environment, displacement, collective action, livelihoods, rural development, MSMEs, organisational behaviour and entrepreneurship to present a textured and multidimensional view of workers and their worlds.

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