|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Preface: Looking Back, Moving Forward Part 2 Seeing Global Change Chapter 3 An Introduction to Work, Gender, and Protest Part 4 Worker Households, Businesses, and States Chapter 5 The Meaning of Work Chapter 6 The Changing World of Work Chapter 7 The Redistribution and Reorganization of Work in the Core Chapter 8 The Submerging Periphery Chapter 9 Reverses in the Semi-Periphery Chapter 10 Welfare States Cut Worker Benefits Part 11 The Changing Ground for Working Households Chapter 12 Class Transformations, Households, and the Emergence of Women-Centered Labor Movements Chapter 13 The Degredation of Social and Natural Work Environments Part 14 Change and Protest Chapter 15 Institutional Struggles: Female and Male Workers Challenge Business Chapter 16 Institutional Struggles: Workers Challenge States Chapter 17 Diversifying Struggles: Redefining Work and Society Part 18 Conclusion Chapter 19 Fast Forward
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Dickinson and Schaeffer raise the standard for research on social change and collective action by arguing that transformations of work and gender can be traced to protest on a global scale as diverse as movements for social justice, democratization, women's rights, corporate responsibility, and environmentalism. The evidence is detailed, the analysis compelling.
This is an ambitious and thought-provoking study of changes in global work patterns over the last thirty years. Fast Forward lucidly analyzes the often hidden relationships, which link North and South and sustain privilege across local, regional and global differences of class, gender, colour and age. The authors see hope in the destabilization of capitalist institutions and the breakdown of oppressive gender relations. They show how working people around the world are organizing to resist the impact of global capital in their daily lives and on the environment and to create new social alternatives.