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Debt peonage and regional export development: Pichucalco, Chilón, Palenque and Soconusco, 1876–1914

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the relationship between debt peonage and regional export development between 1876 and 1914 in four departments of Chiapas: Pichucalco, Chilón, and Palenque in the north of the ... More


Casual Labour *

Anindita Mukherjee

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Discusses the basic features of casual labour in Palanpur. Various aspects of labour contracts are highlighted. The isolation of the labour market is emphasized, and the absence of labour tying and ... More


The Blind Side of Globalisation: Auditing Merchant Producers in India’s Export Sector

DIPANKAR GUPTA

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses globalisation and the export sector of India, looking at employment and economic growth in the country. It starts with a study of the rise of small-scale industries, which are ... More


Training and Labour Market Institutions

Giorgia Brunello, Pietro Garibaldi, and Etienne Wasmer

in Education and Training in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199210978
eISBN:
9780191705786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210978.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Institutional factors affecting the labour and the product market differ significantly in European countries. Product market competition, for instance, is recognized to be stronger in Anglo-Saxon ... More


The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Gary Anderson

Olivia S. Mitchell (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

People covered by public pensions are often the subject of ‘pension envy’, that is, their benefits might seem more generous and their contributions lower than those offered by the private sector. Yet ... More


A Cannery Workers’ Union by Law: The Formative Years

Michael W. McCann and George I. Lovell

in Union by Law: Filipino American Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226679877
eISBN:
9780226680071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680071.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter describes the arduous character of work performed by Filipinos in the Alaska salmon canneries and the exploitive system of labor contracting that conscripted the workers. After ... More


Legislating Harmony: Labor Law Reform in Contemporary China

Mary E. Gallagher and Baohua Dong

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the development of Chinese labor and employment legislation, from the initial drafting of the first National Labor Law in 1994 to the drafting and implementation of the Labor ... More


Reforming the Back Door: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 in Historical Perspective

Aristide R. Zolberg

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

After the abolition of slavery, this chapter observes, agricultural and industrial employers used a variety of “back-door” techniques to bypass restrictions on immigration and bring temporary Asian, ... More


Controlling and Protecting White Women: The State and Sentimental Forms of Coercion, 1850–1917

Andrew Urban

in Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814785843
eISBN:
9780814764749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785843.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By 1882, federal immigration officials had assumed sole responsibility for determining who qualified as eligible to enter the United States. By the 1890s, they also wielded the power to deport ... More


A Crisis of Classical Political Economy in Assam: From Economic Liberalism to a Theory of Colonization, 1834–1862

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the initial failure of British colonial officials to profit from tea in colonial Assam from 1830 to 1860, and presents a reexamination of classical political-economic ... More


England's Great Transformation: "Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution"

Marc W. Steinberg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329819
eISBN:
9780226330013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330013.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The broad goal of this book is to combine historical materialism and historical institutionalism through a gendered lens. Both concern how durable social structures construct and maintain asymmetries ... More


The Renaissance, 1300–1600: The Case of the Condottieri and the Military Labor Market

in Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Military contractors, or condottieri, and their men were not welcome anywhere. No one in Europe enjoyed the presence of these mercenary forces, and all were desperate to make them go away, fast and ... More


Strategic Power, Labor Politics, and the Rise of the Metalworkers Union

in Brazil's Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771689
eISBN:
9780804775809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how the politics of President Getúlio Vargas of Brazil during his second tenure (1951–1954) led to the recognition of the labor union (Sindicato dos Trabalhadores nas Indústrias ... More


“The Post of Greatest Peril”: The E. M. Gregory Era, September 1865–April 1866

Christopher B. Bean

in Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823268757
eISBN:
9780823271771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268757.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the brief, yet formative, tenure of the Texas Bureau’s first assistant commissioner, E. M. Gregory. It chronicles the appointment of the first subassistant commissioners, ... More


Niches and Status in the Firm: A Specific Exchange System

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter seeks to identify the social niches and the forms of status that could be found in the firm and test for the existence of the first mechanism that helped members manage their social ... More


Accelerating Change

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Emancipation proved to be a far-reaching ecological event. Whereas the ecological regime of slavery had reinforced extensive land-use practices, the end of slavery weakened them. Freedpeople ... More


Race and Reform: Domestic Service, the Great Migration, and European Quotas, 1891–1924

Andrew Urban

in Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814785843
eISBN:
9780814764749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785843.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Stymied by the refusal of “new” immigrant women from Eastern and Southern Europe to pursue work as domestic laborers, at the turn of the century middle-class employers reevaluated the fundamental ... More


Organizing the “Unorganized”: Varieties of Labor Transnationalism in India

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/9780801451935.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter narrates how the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in India won the campaign against Group 4 Securicor (G4S) through innovative demonstrations, a commitment to organize, and a ... More


Crafting the Everyday

Janet L. Finn

in Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter develops the theme of crafting the everyday by taking a comparative look at “working-class” women's experiences in Butte and Chuquicamata. Women's stories encode a language and practice ... More


National Report for Poland

Marek Porzycki and Anna Rachwał

in Treatment of Contracts in Insolvency

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199668366
eISBN:
9780191932779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668366.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The treatment of contracts under Polish insolvency law varies depending on the type of insolvency proceedings. Legal relationships between the debtor and other parties are modified to a ... More


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