This book broadens the research on the underworld of precarious and not-represented workers, through a selection of original case studies from across the globe written by leading experts. The book unveils the working conditions affecting this vast labour force that is so important to capital accumulation in the global age. It also helps us to understand the forms and processes of organization that these groups of workers, almost on an everyday basis, put in place to improve their working conditions and lived experiences.
Table of Contents
Rethinking Labor Unionism in Spaces of Precarious Work.- Organizing Immigrant Workers Through ‘Communities of Coping’: An Analysis of Migrant Domestic Workers’ Journey from an Individual Labour of Love to a Collective Labour with Rights.- Mobilizing Concealment and Spectacle Among Uruguay’s Waste-Pickers.- Local Sweatshops in the Global Economy: Accumulation Dynamics and the Manufacturing of a Reserve Army.- Labour Politics and South African Retail Workers: Enduring Collectivities in the Face of Precariousness.- The Collective Resistance of China’s Industrial Workers.- “We Fight Against the Union!”: An Ethnography of Labor Relations in the Automotive Industry in Mexico.- Organizing Informal Female Workers in India: Experiences from the Construction Industry of Mumbai.- Digital Labour and Workers’ Organisation