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Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor

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While critics have decried antiglobalization as an aimless—and endless—assortment of causes, the fight for fair labor is arguably the movement’s greatest success. The industrial sweatshop has become a byword for corporate-led globalization; the world’s lowest-paying jobs have been the subject of high-profile media coverage; and exposés of sweatshop conditions have become a ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by The New Press
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For much of the last 15 years or so Andrew Ross has been making the running in the field of socially engaged scholarly work on labour conditions and globalisation with broad general appeal and accessibility. He has an excellent track record publishing with academic publishers and those who manage cross over texts. This is one of the latter; a fabulous critical exploration of changes in global labour markets, in global labour processes and the conditions of work.

One of his real skills is the abil
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Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and a social activist. A contributor to The Nation, the Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City and Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times.
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