This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in contrasting world economies. The contributors offer a diverse collection of case studies, illustrating labor processes in a wide range of contexts in both western and nonwestern societies. The volume presents a detailed portrait of how the mobilization of labor changes dramatically with variations in social, political and economic conditions, as well as location and time period, reaffirming the unique contribution of anthropology to economic research. Individual sections include discussions on household labor, firms and corporations, and state and transnational conditions. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students and interested readers of international economics, anthropology, development issues, labor studies and sociology.
|Series:||Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series , #23|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.22(d)|
Table of Contents
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction 3 1 Sewer Socialism and Labor: The Pragmatics of Running a Good City 3 2 Political-Economic Change, Cultural Traditions, and Household Organization in Rural Mali 4 PART I: HOUSEHOLDS 6 3 Labor Discipline, Debt and Effort in a Philippine Fishing Community 7 5 Baragining Wages and Controlling Performance: Harvest Labor in Coffee and Citrus 7 4 ¿Ayuda or Work? Labor History of Female Heads of Household from Oaxaca, Mexico 8 6 We're to Stand Side by Side: Household Production and Women's Work in Rural Mining Communities 8 PART II: FIRMS AND CORPORATE ENTITIES 9 7 The Emergence of Worker Cooperatives in Japan among Middle-Aged Middle-Class Housewives in the Late Twentieth Century 12 8 Proletarianization of Professional Work and Changed Workplace Relationships 12 9 Of Corvee and Slavery: Historical Intricacies of the Division of Labor and State Power in Northern Thailand 13 PART III: STATES: PREMODERN TO TRANSNATIONAL 13 10 Hilltowns and Valley Fields: Great Transformations, Labor, and Long-Term History in Ancient Oaxaca 14 11 A Political Economy from Increasing Marginal Returns to Labor: An Example from Viking Age Iceland 16 13 Crossing the Border From Jalisco, Mexico: Network-Mediated Entry into Micro-Labor Enclaves 17 12 Immigrant Labor in the New United States Economy: Anthropological Notes 19 14 Volunteer Labor: "Adding Value" to Local Culture