Spaces of Work

Spaces of Work

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Spaces of Work is an accessible examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors critically assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with other more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance. Each chapter presents examples of labour practice from around the world, and across multiple sectors of work, not just Western manufacturing. In addition, the book features: Am further reading section with key questions Am glossary of key terms Am short summaries of the main theoretical approaches Am guide to further learning resouces Spaces of Work is a key book for all social scientists interested in the contemporary state of labour, and the scope for progressive change within the capitalist system. Students of human geography, sociology, international political economy, economics and cultural studies will all find this an invaluable text.Working lives: some stories 1 Similarities and differences 5 The uneven geography of wage labour 10 Starting points: global ... He earns US$3500 a year as a customer service representative in a call centre run by American Express, the USanbsp;...

Title:Spaces of Work
Author:Noel Castree, Neil Coe, Kevin Ward, Michael Samers
Publisher:SAGE - 2003-11-05


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