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The dirty work of neoliberalism : cleaners in the global economy

Author: Luís Aguiar; Andrew Herod
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* This book provides the first intensive study focusing on building cleaners and their global experiences. * Brings together an international group of scholars and experts to investigate different  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luís Aguiar; Andrew Herod
ISBN: 9781405156363 1405156368
OCLC Number: 123796142
Description: vi, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : geographies of neoliberalism / Andrew Herod and Luis L.M. Aguiar --
Janitors and sweatshop citizenship in Canada / Luis L.M. Aguiar --
Maria's burden : contract cleaning and the crisis of social reproduction in post-apartheid South Africa / Andries Bezuidenhout and Khayaat Fakier --
Restructuring the architecture of state regulation in the Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand cleaning industries and the growth of precarious employment / Shaun Ryan and Andrew Herod --
Manufacturing modernity : cleaning, dirt, and neoliberalism in Chile / Patricia Tomic, Ricardo Trumper and Rodrigo Hidalgo Dattwyler --
Introduction : ethnographies of the cleaning body / Andrew Herod and Luis L.M. Aguiar --
The cleaners you aren't meant to see : order, hygiene and everyday politics in a Bangkok shopping mall / Alyson Brody --
Cleaning up after globalization : an ergonomic analysis of work activity of hotel cleaners / Ana María Seifert and Karen Messing --
Work design and the labouring body : examining the impacts of work organization on Danish cleaners' health / Karen Søgaard ... [etc.] --
Introduction : cleaners' agency / Andrew Herod and Luis L.M. Aguiar --
Cleaners' organizing in Britain from the 1970s : a personal account / Sheila Rowbotham --
The privatization of health care cleaning services in southwestern British Columbia, Canada : union responses to unprecedented government actions / Marcy Cohen --
Justice for janitors : scales of organizing and representing workers / Lydia Savage.
Responsibility: edited by Luis L.M. Aguiar and Andrew Herod.

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