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Organising Labour in Globalising Asia : New Rich in Asia - Jane Hutchison

Organising Labour in Globalising Asia

New Rich in Asia

By: Jane Hutchison (Editor), Andrew Brown (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th May 2001
ISBN: 9780415250597
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book offers wide-ranging insights into the organising capacities of workers in Asia today. Nine case-studies examine workers' responses to class relations through independent unions, non-government organisations (NGOs) and more (dis)organised struggles. Countering the notion that globalisation holds entirely negative consequences for labour organisation, the authors reveal some of the openings for local activism which can arise from transnational production arrangements.
The volume covers the "second-tier" industrializers - China, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh. Interdisciplinary in nature, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian studies, development studies and international labour studies.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Organising labour in globalising Asia: An introductionp. 1
The rise of the Bangladesh Independent Garment-Workers' Union (BIGU)p. 27
Assembling class in a Chinese joint venture factoryp. 48
Export opportunities: Unions in the Philippine garments industryp. 71
Labour and work organisation in Malaysia's Protonp. 90
New organising vehicles in Indonesia: Origins and prospectsp. 108
After the Kader fire: Labour organising for health and safety standards in Thailandp. 127
Labour and the remaking of Bombayp. 147
Sangharsh: Worker's interventions in the privatisation of Indian telecommunicationsp. 168
Class and national identity: The case of Filipino migrant workersp. 187
Name indexp. 214
Subject indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780415250597
ISBN-10: 0415250595
Series: New Rich in Asia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 4th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.1  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1