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Work, Organization, and Employment

Global Perspectives on Workers' and Labour Organizations

Editors: Atzeni, Maurizio, Ness, Immanuel (Eds.)

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  • Sheds light on a topic that is often overlooked in the literature
  • Goes beyond traditional trade union-based approaches to precarious work and workers
  • Investigates precarious work in relatively unexplored countries and sectors
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About this book

This book broadens the research on the underworld of precarious and not-represented workers, through a selection of original case studies from across the globe written by leading experts. The book unveils the working conditions affecting this vast labour force that is so important to capital accumulation in the global age. It also helps us to understand the forms and processes of organization that these groups of workers, almost on an everyday basis, put in place to improve their working conditions and lived experiences.


About the authors

Maurizio Atzeni is a researcher at the Centre for Labour Relations/Argentinian National Research Council based in Buenos Aires, having previously held positions at Loughborough and De Montfort Universities in the UK. He has published extensively on labour-related issues and is currently on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society and of Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society.

Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change. His research focuses on working class mobilization, global south workers, migration, resistance and social movements. He is general editor with Peter Bellwood of The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, and is also editor of Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society.   


Reviews

“The main theme of this edited volume is precariousness, explored through the perspectives of workers in localities of the Global South and North. … this volume is a noteworthy addition to a body a literature that conducts academic research ‘from below’. Its most valuable asset is the great detail and depth that most case studies provide.” (George Tsogas, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 57 (1), March, 2019)​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Rethinking Labor Unionism in Spaces of Precarious Work

    Pages 3-22

    MacDonald, Ian Thomas

  • Organizing Immigrant Workers Through ‘Communities of Coping’: An Analysis of Migrant Domestic Workers’ Journey from an Individual Labour of Love to a Collective Labour with Rights

    Pages 23-42

    Jiang, Joyce

  • Mobilizing Concealment and Spectacle Among Uruguay’s Waste-Pickers

    Pages 43-62

    O’Hare, P.

  • Local Sweatshops in the Global Economy: Accumulation Dynamics and the Manufacturing of a Reserve Army

    Pages 63-84

    Montero Bressán, Jerónimo

  • Labour Politics and South African Retail Workers: Enduring Collectivities in the Face of Precariousness

    Pages 85-104

    Kenny, Bridget

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Hardcover 119,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Workers' and Labour Organizations
Editors
  • Maurizio Atzeni
  • Immanuel Ness
Series Title
Work, Organization, and Employment
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7883-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7883-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7882-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4016-1
Series ISSN
2520-8837
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 173
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