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The Resource Labor in a globalizing city : economic restructuring in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Simone Judith Buechler

Labor in a globalizing city : economic restructuring in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Simone Judith Buechler

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Labor in a globalizing city : economic restructuring in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Title
Labor in a globalizing city
Title remainder
economic restructuring in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Simone Judith Buechler
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Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary stories of low-income women living in Sao Paulo, industrial case studies and the details of three squatter settlements, and communities in the periphery researched in Simone Buechler's book, Labor in a Globalizing City, allow us to better understand the period of economic transformation in Sao Paulo from 1996 to 2003. Buechler's in-depth ethnographic research over a period of 17 years include interviews with a variety of social actors ranging from favela inhabitants to Wall Street bankers. Buechler examines the paradox of a globalizing city with highly developed financial, service, and industrial sectors, but at the same time a growing sector of microenterprises, degraded labor, considerable unemployment, unprecedented inequality, and precarious infrastructure in its low-income communities. The author argues that informalization and low-income women's labor are an integral part of the global economy. Other countries are continuing to use the same kind of neo-liberal economic model even though once again with the latest global financial crisis, it has proven to be detrimental to many workers
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E7B
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Buechler, Simone
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor economics
  • Geography
  • Labor economics
  • Microeconomics
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Labor in a globalizing city : economic restructuring in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Simone Judith Buechler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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mixed
Contents
Introduction -- The Spectrum of Voices in the Sao Paulo Economy -- Six Industrial Case Studies: Internal and External Flexibilization and Technological Change -- The History, Politics, and Economies of Three Communities and their Inhabitants -- Outsourcing Production and Commerce: A Close Examination of Unregistered Salaried Workers, Sweatshop Workers, Homeworkers and Ambulant Vendors for Firms -- The Increasingly Precarious Nature of Self-Employment -- 'Destiny is not set in stone': Social Actors, Cooperatives, and Local Coalition-Building -- Conclusion
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31b20865776
Dimensions
24cm
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unknown
Extent
xiv, 340 p
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319016603
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Labor in a globalizing city : economic restructuring in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Simone Judith Buechler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction -- The Spectrum of Voices in the Sao Paulo Economy -- Six Industrial Case Studies: Internal and External Flexibilization and Technological Change -- The History, Politics, and Economies of Three Communities and their Inhabitants -- Outsourcing Production and Commerce: A Close Examination of Unregistered Salaried Workers, Sweatshop Workers, Homeworkers and Ambulant Vendors for Firms -- The Increasingly Precarious Nature of Self-Employment -- 'Destiny is not set in stone': Social Actors, Cooperatives, and Local Coalition-Building -- Conclusion
Control code
31b20865776
Dimensions
24cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 340 p
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319016603
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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