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The Resource Globalization and labour in the twenty-first century, Verity Burgmann, (electronic resource)

Globalization and labour in the twenty-first century, Verity Burgmann, (electronic resource)

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Globalization and labour in the twenty-first century
Title
Globalization and labour in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Verity Burgmann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Globalization has adversely affected working-class organization and mobilization, increasing inequality by redistribution upwards from labour to capital. However, workers around the world are challenging their increased exploitation by globalizing corporations. In developed countries, many unions are transforming themselves to confront employer power in ways more appropriate to contemporary circumstances; in developing countries, militant new labour movements are emerging. Drawing upon insights in anti-determinist Marxian perspectives, Verity Burgmann shows how working-class resistance is not futile, as protagonists of globalization often claim. She identifies eight characteristics of globalization harmful to workers and describes and analyses how they have responded collectively to these problems since 1990 and especially this century. With case studies from around the world, including Greece since 2008, she pays particular attention to new types of labour movement organization and mobilization that are not simply defensive reactions but are offensive and innovative responses that compel corporations or political institutions to change. Aging and less agile manifestations of the labour movement decline while new expressions of working-class organization and mobilization arise to better battle with corporate globalization. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of labour studies, globalization, political economy, Marxism and sociology of work.--
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Burgmann, Verity
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in international political economy
Series volume
27
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  • Labor movement
  • Labor and globalization
  • Capitalism
Label
Globalization and labour in the twenty-first century, Verity Burgmann, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315624044
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the workers of the globalizing world -- Working-class agency and labour movement action -- Confronting post-Fordist production -- Reversing decline by going online? -- Subverting the shift in production -- Countering capital mobility -- Confounding workforce fragmentation -- Opposing unemployment and precarity -- Protecting the public -- Raging against the rich -- Conclusion: striking back against empire
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ocn946887304
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317227823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946887304
Label
Globalization and labour in the twenty-first century, Verity Burgmann, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315624044
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the workers of the globalizing world -- Working-class agency and labour movement action -- Confronting post-Fordist production -- Reversing decline by going online? -- Subverting the shift in production -- Countering capital mobility -- Confounding workforce fragmentation -- Opposing unemployment and precarity -- Protecting the public -- Raging against the rich -- Conclusion: striking back against empire
Control code
ocn946887304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317227823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946887304

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