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Globalization Lived Locally: A Labour Geography Perspective

Neethi P.


This book concerns the broad theme of globalization and labour, particularly female labour, and applies the ‘labour geography’ approach to examine contemporary forms of labour control, conflict, and response under a globalization regime in Kerala state in India, through four diverse in-depth empirical case studies set in this state. This book concentrates on the transforming nature of work under capitalism, and has three interrelated aims: (a) to identify the myriad forms of globalization, as against casting it as a monolith; (b) to perceive workers as active social agents rather than as passi ... More

Keywords: globalization, labour geography, spatiality of work, worker agency, local labour market, space-place, Kerala, extended case method, apparel park, local labour control regime, Kudumbashree, food-processing, home-based production, everyday labour relations, global network terminals, spatial-fix, scale-jumping, cochin port

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neethi P., author
Azim Premji University, Bangalore