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Social justice in the globalization of production : labor, gender, and the environment nexus / Md Saidul Islam and Md Ismail Hossain.

Author/Creator:
Islam, Md Saidul, author.
Publication:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 206 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
International political economy series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
International political economy series
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Subjects:
Social justice.
Social justice -- Environmental aspects.
Production (Economic theory) -- Social aspects.
Labor and globalization -- Social aspects.
Summary:
"One of the long-lasting impacts of neoliberal globalization is to subjugate our entire society to serve the market economy, resulting in a 'critical nexus' comprised of flexible and exploitative labor conditions, the reincarnation and reinforcement of gendered ideologies in the workplace, and a treadmill of environmental destruction. Fundamental obstacles to the global and local response to this unholy nexus include objective inequality between and within nations, subjective consequences of uneven development, and 'economism', in which solutions are framed in economic language and rules that ignore or marginalize social justice. Drawing on the social justice framework propounded by, among others, Amartya Sen, Md Saidul Islam and Md Ismail Hossain unpack this critical nexus, investigating how neoliberal flexible accumulation generates unique conditions, contradictions, and confrontations in labor, gender and environmental relations. They also examine whether and how a broader social justice can mitigate tensions and improve conditions"--Back cover.
Contents:
The globalization of production (with Tommy Kevin)
Labor, gender and the environment: analytic framework
Globalization, gender and labor rights: trends and trajectories
Women in employment: local dynamics, global pressures
Third world industrialization: women workers between exploitation and survival
Globalizing food and a talke of two revolutions: labor, gender and the environment (with Iris Carla De Jesus)
Migrant labor: conditions, contradictions and confrontations
Profit over life: industrial disasters and implications for labor and gender (with Md Saiful Islam)
The global treadmill of production and the environment
Conclusion: social justice in the globalization of production.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-200) and index.
Contributor:
Hossain, Md. Ismail., author.
ISBN:
9781137434005
1137434007
OCLC:
930017737