The book contributes to the on-going debate on social movement unionism, and it also reveals their gaps in terms of addressing how class injustices are mediated through ethno-nationalist projects reproducing ethnic and gender hierarchies. The author explains how globalisation is foisting flexibilisation and feminisation on working people, but in the process also making them conscious of their transnational links. Free Trade Zone Workers and Allianced: Building a Movement Unionism 6. Drawing on a case of organized women factory workers in Sri Lanka, this paper explains how party-independent unions contest class and gender injustices within hegemonic constructions of the nation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries.
However, workers around the world are challenging their increased exploitation by globalizing corporations. Workers and trade unions in the global south, or the poorer economies made up of Asian, African and Latino workers, are faced with many challenges. Plantation Workers and Anti-Tamil Violence: Struggles of Political Unionism 5. Plantation Workers and Anti-Tamil Violence: Struggles of Political Unionism 5. Others are attempting to globalize their own struggles.
Much has been written on economic globalization and the flow of transnational capital across the globe that has resulted in the rolling back of welfare oriented states. It acknowledges the diversity of experiences and forms of resistance in the global South and critically engages with issues of gender, ethnicity and labour internationalism, providing a useful contribution to studies on South Asian Politics as well as Labour and Development Studies. When nation-states become increasingly involved in the global economy, nationalists often debate the cultural effects of economic shifts. Ensures that workers' voices reach those who are already trying to reconfigure global capitalism in more humane directions. Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty, Durham 2006, p. Abstract In the past, leading national trade unions in India failed to develop a strong base among unorganised informal sector workers and limited their engagement with civil society. Dymocks Online will do their best to ensure the information you have input is accurate.
Since the beginning of the 1980s, however, this attitude has disappeared from the foreign policy agenda of one developed country after another. Once you have submitted your order you will receive confirmation and status update emails. More recent scholarship has been produced on specific labor regimes such as the garment factory but there again trade-unions appear as supporting actors rather than as main players. The book includes contributions by informed academics and unionists and proposes alternative union policies or models in relation to the working class es , to women, democracy, ecology, internationalism. Through a combination of theoretical works and a series of case studies, the volume highlights the cutting edge of international labour studies.
This book will interest anyone concerned with the role of labour in the global economy, economic justice, global social movements, and internationalism. By describing union relations with the state, it explains the positioning of the labour movement in terms of specific constructions of the national community or the nation. The book contributes to the on-going debate on social movement unionism, and it also reveals their gaps in terms of addressing how class injustices are mediated through ethno-nationalist projects reproducing ethnic and gender hierarchies. There are many differentiated outcomes and experiences of constrained agency within this process. The Nurses and a Monk: Limits of Economic Unionism 4. The E-mail message field is required. Motivated by the imperatives of developing, delivering, and harnessing innovation in the developing world, Innovating for the Global South is essential reading for managers, practitioners, and scholars of development, business, and policy.
Challenging the global North's dominance in the literature, Labour in the Global South presents alternative approaches as well as creative responses to the challenges facing labor in the global South, in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, India, South Africa, and Uruguay. Introduction: Sri Lanka, the Global South and Worker Struggles 2. The author identifies key dimensions of variation in the approaches taken by oppositional groupings, in particular unions, other labour organisations and the labour movement, and locates those variations in a larger theoretical context. The redrawn legal bounda- ries with incentives for global capital illustrate a zone for accessing cheap, docile and disposable labour, tantamount to the fictitious commodification of women workers. In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. His work explores labour relations with particular interests in the global South intertwining issues of development, nationalism, social movements, gender and civil society.
Sixteen semi-structured qualitative interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. Other Titles: Labor movement in the global south Responsibility: S. This framework is then used to explore the changing dynamics of, and attitudes towards, domestic work. To what extent however does this particular example reflect the potential for democratic alliances in the free trade zone of the country? We will then contact you with the appropriate action. He pertinently asks why unions behave in different ways, some adopting universalist and feminist tendencies, others adopting a movement orientation, yet others contentious collective action.
By considering how economic and cultural interests are tightly interwoven and mutually constitutive, 1 aim to further our understandings of how and why gender is deployed in these debates. Sandhya Hewamanne, Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone. Bernard Wood considers the prospects for effective co-operation between the middle powers of the North and the South. The book contributes to the on-going debate on social movement unionism, and it also reveals their gaps in terms of addressing how class injustices are mediated through ethno-nationalist projects reproducing ethnic and gender hierarchies. Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden -- the key middle powers -- have long been regarded as significantly more responsive to the needs of the Third World than most of the other rich industrialized nations. The Nurses and a Monk: Limits of Economic Unionism 4. However, by late 2003—early 2004, such optimism lay shattered and a return to the days of warfare seemed a real possibility.