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Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan
Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan (November 2015)
Risk, Community, and Knowledge
Akihiro Ogawa - Author

Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.

Akihiro Ogawa explores Japan’s recent embrace of lifelong learning as a means by which a neoliberal state deals with risk. Lifelong learning has been heavily promoted by Japan’s policymakers, and statistics find one-third of Japanese people engaged in some form of these activities. Activities that increase abilities a...(Read More)
 
 
Emerald City
Emerald City (May 2013)
The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry
Lawrence A. Babb - Author

A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur, with special emphasis on its ownership class.

Lawrence A. Babb’s Emerald City provides an intriguing portrait of the gemstone cutting industry of the North Indian city of Jaipur. It focuses on the ownership class consisting mainly of Jains and members of northern India’s traditional trading communities. Based on oral-historical investig...(Read More)
 
 
Making Globalization Work for Women
Making Globalization Work for Women (November 2011)
The Role of Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership
Valentine M. Moghadam - Editor
Suzanne Franzway - Editor
Mary Margaret Fonow - Editor

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.

Making Globalization Work for Women explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women in a global context. Looking at labor policies and interviews with people in unions and nongovernmental organizations, the essays diagnose the problems faced by women workers across the world and assess the progress that un...(Read More)
 
 
Precarious Liberation
Precarious Liberation (June 2011)
Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa
Franco Barchiesi - Author

2012 CLR James Award, presented by the Working Class Studies Association

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial ...(Read More)
 
 
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition (September 2010)
Factory Women in Malaysia
Aihwa Ong - Author
Carla Freeman - Introduction

New edition of the classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped laun...(Read More)
 
 
Subsidizing Capitalism
Subsidizing Capitalism (July 2005)
Brickmakers on the U.S.-Mexican Border
Tamar Diana Wilson - Author

Examines the economic activities of self-employed brickmakers and the unpaid family members and others who assist them in Mexico.

In Mexico, self-employed brickmakers support capitalist enterprise by providing bricks to build hotels, factories, office buildings, and shopping malls at costs lower than those based on profit-making principles. Combining Chayanovian and neo-Marxist approaches, Subsidizing Capitalism ...(Read More)
 
 
Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe
Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe (July 2004)
The Management of Precariousness at the End of the Twentieth Century
Angela Procoli - Editor

Chronicles the growing impact of job uncertainty on workers in Europe.

Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe
explores the growing problem of job uncertainty in Europe at the end of the twentieth century. The management of professional precariousness is reconsidered against the backdrop of far-reaching social, economic, and political changes in Europe in recent decades, including: the instability of the traditional...(Read More)
 
 
In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity
In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity (May 2004)
Labor and Gender Politics in Taiwan's Economic Restructuring
Anru Lee - Author

Offers an analysis of the dynamics of Taiwan's export-oriented industrialization, particularly its impact on women and other workers.

Since the 1980s Taiwan has grown into a global manufacturing powerhouse, a model of success that has inspired emulation throughout the developing world. Yet at the very peak of this expansion, Taiwan began to feel squeezed by changes both domestically and internationally. In the Name o...(Read More)
 
 
Brickyards to Graveyards
Brickyards to Graveyards (September 2002)
From Production to Genocide in Rwanda
Villia Jefremovas - Author

Explores how the conditions that shaped Rwanda's labor organization and industries also shaped Rwanda's genocide.

Brickyards to Graveyards examines how the overidealized picture of Rwanda as the darling of the world community in the 1980s was shattered amidst the genocide that occurred a decade later. The brick and tile industries of Rwanda provide a microcosm to examine the transformation of gender, class, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Contesting Agriculture
Contesting Agriculture (March 2002)
Cooperativism and Privatization in the New Eastern Germany
Hans C. Buechler - Author
Judith-Maria Buechler - Author

Examines the privatization of agriculture in eastern Germany since 1989.

This analysis of the privatization of agriculture in eastern Germany captures the turbulent times after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent reunification of the two Germanies. Based in large part on oral histories provided by cooperative managers, newly independent family farmers, and westerners who established farms in the east...(Read More)
 
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