Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space

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"Internationally recognised scholars from around the world have been brought together to debate the questions that arise at the intersection of the worlds of production, reproduction and consumption. They consider developments in the geographical and work and employment literature, as well as theorising and understanding how social actors' lives are deeply geographically structured. They explore what space and geography mean for work and employment, examine workers as objects in socio-spatial relations and concentrate on workers' accommodation of, and resistance to, the new geographies of capitalism in the global economy." Advanced students, postgraduates and scholars in sociology, geography, business studies, industrial/labour relations and employment studies will find this Handbook of immense value.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847200549
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables and boxes

1 Foundations Andrew Herod Herod, Andrew Susan McGrath-Champ McGrath-Champ, Susan Al Rainnie Rainnie, Al 1

Pt. 1 Work, Space and the State

2 Globalisation and the state Bob Jessop Jessop, Bob 19

3 Creating markets, contesting markets: labour internationalism and the European Common Transport Policy Peter Turnbull Turnbull, Peter 35

Pt. 2 Working Spaces

4 Working spaces Al Rainnie Rainnie, Al Susan McGrath-Champ McGrath-Champ, Susan Andrew Herod Herod, Andrew 61

Sect. 2.1 Regionalisation, Globalisation and Labour

5 Labour markets from the bottom up Jamie Peck Peck, Jamie Nik Theodore Theodore, Nik 87

6 Clothing workers after worker states: the consequences for work and labour of outsourcing, nearshoring and delocalisation in postsocialist Europe John Pickles Pickles, John Adrian Smith Smith, Adrian 106

7 Tele-mediated servants and self-servants of the global economy: labour in the era of ICT-enabled e-commerce Matthew Zook Zook, Matthew Michael Samers Samers, Michael 124

8 Gender, space and labour market participation: the experiences of British Pakistani women Robina Mohammad Mohammad, Robina 144

9 Filipino migration and the spatialities of labour market subordination Philip F. Kelly Kelly, Philip F. 159

Sect. 2.2 Building Space

10 Competing geographies of welfare capitalism and its workers: Kohler Village and the spatial politics of planned company towns Kathryn J. Oberdeck Oberdeck, Kathryn J. 179

11 Work, place and community in socialism and postsocialism Alison Stenning Stenning, Alison 197

12 Plastic palm trees and blue pumpkins: synthetic fun and real control in contemporary workspace Chris Baldry Baldry, Chris 213

13 Dormitory labour regimes and the labour process in China: new workers in old factory forms Ngai Pun Pun, Ngai Chris Smith Smith, Chris 228

Pt. 3 Workers in Space

14 Workers in space Al Rainnie Rainnie, Al Andrew Herod Herod, Andrew Susan McGrath-Champ McGrath-Champ, Susan 249

Sect. 3.1 Labour Institutions in Space and Place

15 Global unions versus global capital: or, the complexity of transnational labour relations Ronaldo Munck Munck, Ronaldo Peter Waterman Waterman, Peter 275

16 Methodological nationalism and territorial capitalism: mobile labour and the challenges to the 'German Model' Christian Berndt Berndt, Christian 290

17 European Works Councils: from the local to the global? Ian Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Ian John Stirling Stirling, John 309

18 The new economic model and spatial changes in labour relations in post-NAFTA Mexico Enrique de la Garza Toledo Toledo, Enrique de la Garza 325

Sect. 3.2 Organising in Space and Place

19 Contested space: union organising in the old economy Bradon Ellem Ellem, Bradon 349

20 Contesting the new politics of space: labour and capital in the white goods industry in southern Africa Andries Bezuidenhout Bezuidenhout, Andries Edward Webster Webster, Edward 368

21 The multi-scalarity of trade union practice Jeremy Anderson Anderson, Jeremy Paula Hamilton Hamilton, Paula Jane Wills Wills, Jane 383

22 Working space and the New Labour Internationalism Rob Lambert Lambert, Rob Michael Gillan Gillan, Michael 398

23 Online union campaigns and the shrinking globe: the LabourStart experience Eric Lee Lee, Eric 421

24 'Across the great divide': local and global trade union responses to call centre offshoring to India Phil Taylor Taylor, Phil Peter Bain Bain, Peter 436

Pt. 4 Afterword

25 Workers, economies, geographies Noel Castree Castree, Noel 457

Index 477

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