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Losing Touch: The Cultural Conditions of Worker Accommodation and Resistance

Stephen A. Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the influence of the Western intellectual model on the cultural conditions of worker accommodation and resistance. It argues that the transformation of work into its modern ... More


Worker Insurgency and the Evolving Political Economy of the Pearl River Delta

Eli Friedman

in Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter looks at how unions respond to particular instances of worker resistance and how these responses evolved in the period 2007–10. It compares two strikes that in many ways were similar—the ... More


Posted Worker Voice and Transnational Action

Ines Wagner

in Workers without Borders: Posted Work and Precarity in the EU

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729157
eISBN:
9781501729171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729157.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 4 shifts the perspective to power and mobilization theory to demonstrate how workers foster community and media support to address contentious workplace issues within the transnational space. ... More


Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Eli Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, worker resistance in China increased rapidly despite the fact that certain segments of the state began moving in a pro-labor direction. This book ... More


Guest Workers of the World

Immanuel Ness

in Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036279
eISBN:
9780252093371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036279.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter lays out the major themes to be explored in this book, and positions guest workers (as opposed to undocumented migrant workers) at the center of discussion. Ineffectual ... More


Everyday Resistance on the Plantations

Robert Nicole

in Disturbing History: Resistance in Early Colonial Fiji

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832919
eISBN:
9780824870478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832919.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the everyday forms of resistance that laborers used between large conflagrations within Fiji’s plantation microcosm. Because the bulk of laborers on Fiji’s plantations were ... More


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