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The Resource Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work, edited by Rina Agarwala and Jennifer Jihye Chun, (electronic book)

Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work, edited by Rina Agarwala and Jennifer Jihye Chun, (electronic book)

Label
Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work
Title
Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rina Agarwala and Jennifer Jihye Chun
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gender is a defining feature of informal/precarious work in the 21st century, yet studies rarely adopt a gendered lens when examining collective efforts to challenge informality and precarity. This volume foregrounds the gendered dimensions of informal/precarious workers' struggles as a crucial starting point for re-theorizing the future of global labor movements. This volume includes six empirical chapters spanning five countries - the United States, Canada, South Korea, Mexico, and India - to explore exactly how gender is intertwined into informal/precarious workers organizing efforts, why gender is addressed, and to what end. The chapters focus on two gender-typed sectors - domestic work and construction - to identify the varying experiences of and struggles against gender and informality/precarity, as well as the conditions of movement success and failure. Across countries and sectors, the volume shows how informal/precarious worker organizations are on the front lines of challenging the multiple forms of gendered inequalities that shape contemporary practices of accumulation and labor regulation. Their struggles are making major transformations in terms of increasing women's leadership and membership in labor movements and exposing how gender interacts with other ascriptive identities to shape work. They are also re-shaping hegemonic scripts of capitalist accumulation, development, and gender to attain recognition for female-dominated occupations and reproductive needs for the first time ever. These outcomes are crucial as sources of emancipatory transformations at a time when state and public support for labor and social protection is facing the deep assault of transnational production and globalizing markets
Member of
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
331.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6053
LC item number
.G46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Agarwala, Rina
  • Chun, Jennifer Jihye
Series statement
Political power and social theory,
Series volume
volume 35
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  • Women
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Construction industry
  • Sex role in the work environment
Label
Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work, edited by Rina Agarwala and Jennifer Jihye Chun, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelims -- Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work -- From theory to praxis and back to theory: informal workers' struggles against capitalism and patriarchy in India -- Low-wage worker organizing and advocacy in the USA: comparing domestic workers and day laborers -- Masculine vulnerabilities: the double bind of manhood in global migration -- Organizing Filipina domestic workers in Vancouver, Canada: gendered geographies and community mobilization -- Intersectional histories, overdetermined fortunes: understanding Mexican and US domestic worker movements -- Feminist entanglements with the neoliberal welfare state: NGOS and domestic worker organizing in South Korea -- Index
Control code
9781787693678
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787693678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work, edited by Rina Agarwala and Jennifer Jihye Chun, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelims -- Gendering struggles against informal and precarious work -- From theory to praxis and back to theory: informal workers' struggles against capitalism and patriarchy in India -- Low-wage worker organizing and advocacy in the USA: comparing domestic workers and day laborers -- Masculine vulnerabilities: the double bind of manhood in global migration -- Organizing Filipina domestic workers in Vancouver, Canada: gendered geographies and community mobilization -- Intersectional histories, overdetermined fortunes: understanding Mexican and US domestic worker movements -- Feminist entanglements with the neoliberal welfare state: NGOS and domestic worker organizing in South Korea -- Index
Control code
9781787693678
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787693678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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