Handbook Global History of Work

Handbook Global History of Work

by Karin Hofmeester (Editor)


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What is the day-to-day reality for workers in various parts of the world, and how was it in the past? How do they work today, and how did they work in the past? Did workers ever protest? If so, how? These and many other questions comprise the field

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110646627
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter Gmbh Us Sr
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Pages: 604
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marcel van der Linden is Professor and Director of Research at the IISH, Amsterdam Karin Hofmeester is Professor at the IISH, Amsterdam

Table of Contents

Contents 1. Introduction Karin Hofmeester and Marcel van der Linden 2. Regional perspectives 2.1. China Christine Moll Murata 2.2. South Asia Rana P. Behal 2.3. Sub-saharan Africa Bill Freund 2.4. Latin America and the Caribbean Rossana Barragan and David Mayer 2.5. Canada and the United States Bryan D. Palmer 2.6. Eastern Europe and Russia Susan Zimmerman 2.7. Western Europe Andrea Komlosy 2.8. Iran (Persia) Touraj Atabaki 2.9. The Ottoman Middle East and Modern Turkey Gavin Brockett and Özgür Balkılıç 3. Kinds of work 3.1. Agriculture Erik Vanhaute 3.2. Mining Ad Knotter 3.3. Textile Industry Prasannan Parthasarathi 3.4. Trade, transport and services Peter Cole and Jennifer Hart 3.5. Administration Therese Garstenauer 4. Types of labour relations 4.1. Introductory remarks Karin Hofmeester 4.2. Subsistence and household labour Eileen Boris 4.3. Convict labour Christian de Vito 4.4. Indentured labour Rosemarijn Hoefte 4.5. Slavery Patrick Manning 4.6. Wage labour Jan Lucassen 5. Attitudes towards work Karin Hofmeester 6. Labour migration Marlou Schrover 7. Work incentives and forms of supervision Marcel van der Linden 8. Organization and resistance 8.1. Mutualism Marcel van der Linden 8.2. Desertion Matthias van Rossum 8.3. Strikes, lockouts and informal resistance Sjaak van der Velden 8.4. Trade unions Marcel van der Linden Acknowledgments Notes on contributors Index

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