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Climate change in the global workplace, labour, adaptation and resistance, edited by Nithya Natarajan and Laurie Parsons

"This book offers a timely exploration of how climate change manifests in the global workplace. It draws together accounts of workers, their work and the politics of resistance in order to enable us to better understand how the impacts of climate change are structured by the economic and social processes of labour. Focusing on nine empirically-grounded cases of labour under climate change, this volume links the tools and methods of critical labour studies to key debates over climate change adaptation and mitigation, in order to highlight the active nature of struggles in the climate-impacted workplace. Spanning cases including commercial agriculture in Turkey, labour unions in the UK and brick kilns in Cambodia, this collection offers a novel lens on the changing climate, showing how both its impacts and adaptations to it emerge through the prism of working lives. Drawing together scholars from anthropology, political economy, geography and development studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change adaptation, labour studies and environmental justice. More generally, it will be of interest to anybody seeking to understand how the changing climate is changing the terms, conditions and politics of the global workplace"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction : climate adaptation and labour studies : an overview and interrogation / Nithya Natarajan and Laurie Parsons -- Thermal inequality in a changing climate : heat, mobility and precarity in the Cambodian brick sector / Laurie Parsons -- "Fulfilling-labour" in agroecology : research and application perspectives in the context of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa / Patrick Bottazzi, Sébastien Boillat, Franziska Marfurt, and Sokhna Mbossé Seck -- Rural female labour and their routes to food security : a study of Bangladesh / Taneesha Mohan -- "When we need rain there is not enough, and when we don't need it there is too much" : climate change impacts and adaptation for Gaddi agro-pastoralism in the Indian Himalayas / Richard Axelby and Maura Bulgheroni -- From climate adaptation to social reproductive resistance : examining the gendered climate-labour migration nexus in Southeast Asian mobilizations of environmental justice / Symon James-Wilson -- Hands that adapt : migrant agricultural labour and climate change adaptation in Mediterranean landscapes / Ethemcan Turhan -- Workers and environmentalists of the world unite : towards a red-green agenda in the UK union movement / Maya Goodfellow and Nithya Natarajan -- A changing climate : indigenous participation in extractive industry / Kimberleigh Schultz -- Climate change is class war : clobal labour's challenge to the capitalocene / Sabina Lawreniuk -- Conclusion : towards a reworking of climate adaptation as labour 'resistance' / Nithya Natarajan and Laurie Parsons
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages), illustrations, maps.
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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