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Globalisation Contested
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Globalisation Contested

Louise Amoore

Abstract

Bringing fresh insights to the contemporary globalization debate, this text reveals the social and political contests that give ‘global’ its meaning, by examining the contested nature of globalization as it is expressed in the restructuring of work. The book rejects conventional explanations of globalization as a process that automatically leads to transformations in working lives, or as a project that is strategically designed to bring about lean and flexible forms of production, and advances an understanding of the social practices that constitute global change. Through case studies that spa ... More

Keywords: globalization, social practices, global change, labour flexibility, tactics of corporations, workers, everyday life, contestation, global restructuring, restructuring of work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719060960
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719060960.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Amoore, author