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Back to the Future: Mapping Workers across the Global South

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter of this book begins with a visit to a weave room in Uzbekistan filled with cast-iron looms from the Carolina textile plants of the 1920s. The story of how these looms ended up in ... More


The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Ho-fung Hung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Many thought China’s rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself in a status quo characterized by free trade and ... More


Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Jamie K. McCallum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

News about labor unions is usually pessimistic, focusing on declining membership and failed campaigns. But there are encouraging signs that the labor movement is evolving its strategies to benefit ... More


Regional Dynamics of Emerging Powers: Power/Control or Leadership/Consent? 1

Varun Sahni

in International Relations Theory and South Asia: Security, Political Economy, Domestic Politics, Identities, and Images Vol. 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198069652
eISBN:
9780199082742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069652.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter seeks to relate the concepts of ‘regional power’ and ‘regional security’ to the relatively unexplored concept of ‘regional leadership’ by comparing the regional security problématiques of ... More


Caryl Phillips, David Armitage, and the Place of the American South in Atlantic and Other Worlds

Brian Ward

in The American South and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter uses the memoirs of Caryl Phillips and the theoretical writings of Atlantic historian David Armitage as the springboard for a wide-ranging critical survey of scholarly and creative ... More


Epilogue: Africa and the Global Sex Workers’ Rights Movement

Chi Adanna Mgbako

in To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479817566
eISBN:
9781479844647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817566.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The epilogue highlights African sex worker activists’ increasing engagement with the larger global sex workers’ rights movement, including their development of innovative South–South collaborations. ... More


Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the ... More


Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Mary E. Frederickson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the United States, cheap products made by cheap labor are in especially high demand, purchased by men and women who have watched their own wages decline and jobs disappear. This book examines the ... More


Conclusion: Labor’s Prospect

Jamie K. McCallum

in Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This concluding chapter argues that transformations in the global political economy have shifted the bases of worker power. Unions are increasingly turning toward strategies that seek to alter the ... More


Microfinance and Community Development

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses microfinance, microcredit, and other similar initiatives that support microenterprise. Many of these initiatives, especially in Asia, have reported tremendous successes and are ... More


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