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Spaces of Work
Global Capitalism and Geographies of Labour

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© 2004 | 303 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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:

· further reading section with key questions

· glossary of key terms

· short summaries of the main theoretical approaches

· 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.

 
Orientations
 
PART ONE: GEOGRAPHIES OF LABOUR
 
The Social Relations of Labour
Working in a Capitalist World  
 
Placing Labour in an Interdependent World
 
Spacing and Scaling Labour
 
PART TWO: LABOUR IN PLACE
 
Re/placing Labour
 
Varieties of Localism
 
PART THREE: RE-SCALING LABOUR
 
Dis/placing Labour
 
Up-scaling Worker Action
 
PART FOUR: WORKERS, GEOGRAPHICAL SCALE AND IN/JUSTICE
 
The Geographical Dilemmas of Justice

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