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Uncertain times : anthropological approaches to labor in a neoliberal world

Author: E Paul Durrenberger
Publisher: Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first-ever collection of labor anthropology from around the world, Uncertain Times addresses the theory that traditional labor union organization has been co-opted by the neoliberal policies of corporate capital and become a member service rather than a driver of social movements"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2017001721
(OCoLC)971333737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Paul Durrenberger
ISBN: 9781607326311 1607326310
OCLC Number: 1000128725
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction: Hope for Labor in a Neoliberal World; 1. Anthropologists, Activists, and the Labor Movement; Industry; 2. The Gift of Labor: The Town, the Union, and the Corporate State in the Demise of the Swedish Car Industry; 3. Trade Unions, Labor Conflict, and Contested Institutions in the Swiss Construction Industry; 4. Union Power and Transnational Corporations in the Argentine Steel Industry; 5. Agents of Change or Status Quo? Labor NGOs in South China; 6. Labor Struggles in the Shipbuilding Industry of Piraeus 7. The Struggle for Labor Rights in the Maquiladoras of Northern MexicoAgriculture; 8. Growers, Unions, and Farm Laborers in Mexico's Baja California; 9. Policies, Economic Forces, Class Relations, and Unions in Spain's Strawberry Fields; Retail and Service; 10. Subcontracted Employment and the Labor Movement's Response in Turkey; 11. Organized Labor in Contemporary Israeli Retail Chains; 12. National Unions, International Capital, and Bank Workers; Conclusion: Is There Hope in the Neoliberal World of Labor?; Notes on the Authors; Index
Responsibility: edited by E. Paul Durrenberger.

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"The first-ever collection of labor anthropology from around the world, Uncertain Times addresses the theory that traditional labor union organization has been co-opted by the neoliberal policies of corporate capital and become a member service rather than a driver of social movements"--Provided by publisher.

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