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Preface: About this book
Chapter 1. Globalization and work: an introduction
Chapter 2. Consumption, work and identity in a globalizing world
Chapter 3. Multinationals, work and employment in the global economy
Chapter 4. Globalization and the regulation of international labour standards
Chapter 5. Globalization, labour and social movements
Chapter 6. Work and the management of labour in ‘global factories’
Chapter 7. Globalization and migrant labour
Chapter 8. Globalization and transnational mobility
Chapter 9. Work, gender and intersectional inequalities
Chapter 10. Globalization and labour conflict
Chapter 11. Conclusion
"This book should be received gratefully and read avidly by lecturers and students alike. It provides a critical, sociological perspective on a wide-ranging set of themes and issues. It is highly accessible while remaining sophisticated and rigorous in its analysis. It is empirically rich and theoretically informed and the clear commitment to progressive social change should inspire students."
Work, Employment and Society
''Globalization is reshaping the world of work, creating new challenges for labor studies, as well as for activists and policy-makers. Drawing on examples from around the world, this clear and accessible overview is an invaluable resource for readers hoping to understand, and engage in, a rapidly changing world.''
Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
''Globalization and Work, written by experienced authorities, is an up-to-date bringing together of sociological research on the topic. Its nuanced distinctive perspective brings out how work is experienced, inequality and power, agency and resistance, and labour migrants and movements. It’s user-friendly and timely reading for students and experts.''
Luke Martell, University of Sussex
''While the title of this book is Globalization and Work, its scope is much wider, admirably showing the centrality of theorizing and grasping substantively both globalization and work in order to understand the contemporary world. It is an impressive work of scholarship and reflection, with something to offer students, teachers and researchers over a wide variety of subject areas.''
Leslie Sklair, London School of Economics
- An ambitious textbook introduction to the broad intersections between globalization and the world of work
- Covers a broad range of topics, including some at the cutting-edge of work in this field, such as transnational workers
- Richly illustrated with interesting original examples, including a real commitment to empirical case studies from outside the Western world
- Written in an accessible way designed to encourage readers to engage with the key questions and issues relating to work in a globalizing world