Tag Archives: Labour

Unfree Labour and Coffee in Colonial Indonesia

In a new review at JCA, long-time Editorial Board member Alec Gordon  reviews Jan Breman’s Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market: Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java, published by the Amsterdam University Press in 2015. The … Continue reading

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Commodifying labour power in China

JCA co-editor Richard Westra, from the Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University in Japan, has a new Commentary available from the publisher’s website. “A Theoretical Note on Commodification of Labour Power in China and the Global Putting-Out System” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1324040) … Continue reading

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Neo-liberalism and Mining in India

Matilde Adduci of the Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società at the University of Turin has a new article, just made available at the JCA publisher’s page. Neo-Liberalism, Mining and Labour in the Indian State of Odisha: Outlining a Political … Continue reading

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Gender, law and precarity in Korea

In a new article at JCA, Joohee Lee of the Department of Sociology at Ewha Womens University, South Korea writes on labour protection laws and their impacts on women. “More Protection, Still Gendered: The Effects of Non-Standard Employment Protection Acts … Continue reading

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Labour and “social upgrading” in China

Regular JCA book reviewer Kosmas Tsokhas has a new review available at the publisher’s website for the journal. He writes about The End of Cheap Labour? Industrial Transformation and “Social Upgrading” in China by Florian Butollo, and published by the  … Continue reading

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Work, employment and society

The SAGE journal, Work, Employment and Society, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by allowing free access to all its articles for 30 days. The topics covered in the journal are certainly of interest for many JCA readers.

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Sweating workers in Asia

A new article is available at the publisher’s website. “Working Overtime in East Asia: Convergence or Divergence?” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1144778) is authored by Ming-Chang Tsai, Michio Nitta, Sang-Wook Kim and Weidong Wang. The authors are, respectively, from: Research Center for Humanities … Continue reading

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