Spaces of Work: Global Capitalism and Geographies of Labour

Spaces of Work: Global Capitalism and Geographies of Labour

by Noel Castree, Neil Coe, Kevin Ward, Mike Samers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 076197217X

ISBN-13: 9780761972174

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Spaces of Work is an accessible examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors critically assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with other more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance.

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Overview

Spaces of Work is an accessible examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors critically assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with other more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance.

Each chapter presents examples of labour practice from around the world, and across multiple sectors of work, not just Western manufacturing. In addition, the book features:

· further reading section with key questions

· glossary of key terms

· short summaries of the main theoretical approaches

· guide to further learning resouces

Spaces of Work is a key book for all social scientists interested in the contemporary state of labour, and the scope for progressive change within the capitalist system. Students of human geography, sociology, international political economy, economics and cultural studies will all find this an invaluable text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761972174
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Orientations
PART ONE: GEOGRAPHIES OF LABOUR
The Social Relations of Labour
Working in a Capitalist World
Placing Labour in an Interdependent World
Spacing and Scaling Labour
PART TWO: LABOUR IN PLACE
Re/placing Labour
Varieties of Localism
PART THREE: RE-SCALING LABOUR
Dis/placing Labour
Up-scaling Worker Action
PART FOUR: WORKERS, GEOGRAPHICAL SCALE AND IN/JUSTICE
The Geographical Dilemmas of Justice

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