Trade, Labour And Transformation Of Community In Asia

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorMichael Gillan, Bob Pokrant

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This book considers the transformative impact of global trade and production networks on local economies, work and labor organization, and various forms and meanings of community. It examines the socio-economic transformation in Asia and the restructuring of manufacturing industries, ports and the information technology sector.

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This book considers the transformative impact of global trade and production networks on local economies, work and labor organization, and various forms and meanings of community. It examines the socio-economic transformation in Asia and the restructuring of manufacturing industries, ports and the information technology sector.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.62 × 5.67 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222498

ISBN - 13:9780230222496

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Table of Contents

Preface * PART I ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION *
Introduction: The Social Impact Of Trade and Production Networks On Labour And Local Communities in Asia; B.Pokrant & M.Gillan * Globalisation and economic change in Bangladesh; J.McGuire * International trade and business investment in Myanmar: Scope, strategic development, and social implications; V.Thein & D.Pick * PART II GLOBAL TRADE AND COMMODITY PRODUCTION * The global trade in shrimp and its social, economic and environmental impacts in Bangladesh, India and Thailand; B.Pokrant * From marginalized artisan to impoverished entrepreneur: Indian artisans confront globalization; T.Scrase * PART III LABOUR ORGANISATION IN TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES * Industrial restructuring, trade union strategy, and social transformation in Australia and Asia; M.Gillan & R.Lambert  * Global Trade and the politics of uneven development: the case of the port sector in South and South-East Asia; D.Hill  * Women workers organising in the Free Trade Zones: Collective action and community; J.Biyanwila * PART IV EMERGING TRADE AND LABOUR IN ASIA: THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTOR * Linking and Legitimising Knowledge Based Economic Development: India-Singapore Collaboration in the Information Technology Sector; F.Yahya * Visibility and difference in a transnational organization in Australia: The case of transient Indian Information Technology professionals (IT); S.Lakha * Envisioning Futures in Work and Career in Large Transnational Call Centres in India; J. Jarman