Just wanted to share some news about my first book, [The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka]
I hope you will look through my book and share your thoughts about it.
This book examines the challenges confronting trade unions in the global South, by focusing on trade union struggles in Sri Lanka under neo-liberal globalisation. It centres on movement politics of unions; explains union capacities to mobilise workers as a part of broad counter movement; and specifies worker struggles in Sri Lanka.
The author identifies key dimensions of variation in the approaches taken by oppositional groupings, in particular unions, other labour organisations and the labour movement, and locates those variations in a larger theoretical context. Three case studies on trade unions in tea plantations, garment factories and among the nurses show how these theoretical dimensions operate in practice, and the consequences for the sort of opposition that is (and is not) created. The book contributes to the on-going debate on social movement unionism, and it also reveals their gaps in terms of addressing how class injustices are mediated through ethno-nationalist projects reproducing ethnic and gender hierarchies. It acknowledges the diversity of experiences and forms of resistance in the global South and critically engages with issues of gender, ethnicity and labour internationalism, providing a useful contribution to studies on South Asian Politics as well as Labour and Development Studies.
( Routledge is only printing 200 copies hard back, before going soft back, and with a price of £80.00, this is not going to be accessible for most in the global south. So hope you will spread the word (and order a copy for the library! Meanwhile, I am also trying to negotiate a less expensive edition to be published by a Sri lankan publisher.).
The link to the product page http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415580809/
A library recommendation form www.routledge.com/resources/librarian_recommendation/9780415580809
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