Putting Labour in its Place: Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains (Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment)

Putting Labour in its Place: Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains (Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment)

By: Jennifer Bair (editor), Al Rainnie (editor), Philip Taylor (editor), Kirsty Newsome (editor)Hardback

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Part of the Comparative Work and Employment Relations series, Putting Labour in its Place is an edited collection, containing cutting-edge research and theoretical innovation on global value chains, the nature of work and labour process theory. It addresses the different processes around the world that each add value to the goods or services being produced; whilst also analysing the idea of labour itself and the exploitation surrounding it. Key benefits: * Written by leading international academics * A landmark text combining the growing interest in global value chains with labour process theory * Provides up-to-date critical analysis of global developments

About Author

Kirsty Newsome is Reader in Employment Relations at the University of Sheffield and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures at the University of Leicester, UK. Phil Taylor is Professor of Work and Employment Studies in the Department of Human Resource Management and also Vice Dean International in Strathclyde Business School at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Jennifer Bair is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Al Rainnie is Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Business School, University of Western Australia, Australia.


1. Introduction 'Putting Labour in its Place': The Labour Process and Global Value Chains; Phil Taylor, Kirsty Newsome, Al Rainnie, Jennifer Bair.- Part I: INTEGRATING LABOUR PROCESS AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS 2. Value in Motion: Labour, Logistics and the Contemporary Political Economy; Kirsty Newsome.- 3. Labour and Asymmetric Power Relations in Global Value Chains: the Digital Entertainment Industries and Beyond; Paul Thompson, Rachel Parker and Stephen Cox,.- 4. Positioning labour in service value chains and networks - the case of parcel delivery; Bettina Haidinger and Joerg Flecker.- 5. Labour and Segmentation in Value Chains; Nikolaus Hammer, Lone Riisgaard.- 6. Articulation of Informal Labour: Interrogating the e-waste value chain in Singapore and Malaysia; Aidan Marc Wong.- PART II: LABOUR POWER, AGENCY, AND STANDARDS 7. Labour as Object, Agent and Possibility of Globalization; Jennifer Bair and Marion Werner.- 8. Understanding Labour's Agency under Globalisation: Embedding GPNs within An Open Political Economy; Andy Cumbers.- 9. Social Downgrading and Worker Resistance in Apparel Global Value Chains; Mark Anner.- 10. Labour and Global Production Networks; Mapping Variegated Landscapes of Agency; Neil Coe.- PART III: SECTOR STUDIES 11. We Will Not Willingly Be Enslaved - Grass Roots Organising in the Garment and Electrical Value Chains of Southern India; Jean Jenkins.- 12. Human Security in Evolving Global Value Chains - reconsidering labour agency in a livelihoods context; Lee Pegler.- 13. Crowdsourcing the Global Production of Mobile Apps: a Study of Apple; Birgitta Bergvall-Kareborn and Debra Howcroft.- 14. Wasted Labour? E-waste, GPNs and Work; Al Rainnie Andy Herod, Graham Pickren and Susan McGrath Champ.- 15. Changing Landscapes of the Call Centre; Phil Taylor.

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  • ISBN13: 9781137410382
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781137410382
  • weight: 625
  • ISBN10: 1137410388

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