Globalisation Lived Locally: New Forms of Control, Conflict and Response Among Labour in Kerala, Examined Through a Labour Geography Lens
AbstractWith the support of the labour geography framework, this study tries to analyse how the economic geography of capitalism is shaped by the spatial practices of labour. The model that is taken up is not upon a global scale but at a very local scale of organisation and show how organising locally can, in fact, be an effective strategy during confrontation with social actors organised at the global and other extra-local scales. The study raises the need for going against the grain by questioning global stereotypes with regard to expected economic responses to globalisation. For the study the case of apparel workers in two units in an export promoting industrial park in Kerala is taken. [WP 417]
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industrial park; capitalism; organisation; economic responses; apparel workers; social actors; export; Globalisation; Kerala; Labour Geography; Local-Global; Tensions; Space-Place Conflicts; Kerala;
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