Globalization, Knowledge and Labour: Education for Solidarity within Spaces of Resistance

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Explores the place of knowledge in contemporary capitalism by raising the question of how labour movements learn, what strategies they deploy to defend their interests and to what extent processes of neoliberal globalization and the new geography of global capitalism are producing alternative geographies of labour knowledge production and practice.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Globalization, neoliberalism and labourp. 5
Globalization and labour movements: transnational solidarity and new spaces of resistancep. 21
Globalization and knowledge production in labour movementsp. 49
Spaces of engagement and SINTRAEMCALI's strategic learning and knowledge productionp. 64
'Education is not for sale': teachers' unions multi-scalar struggles against liberalizing the education sectorp. 80
Seeds of resistance: popular education and community unionism among women workersp. 103
Social movement unionism in the Philippines: organizing displaced workers from the garments industryp. 122
Contested presence, hopeful future: experiences of South Asian immigrant women entrepreneurs in Canadap. 140
Learning across borders: a European way?p. 155
New strategies for mobilizing international public opinion against the corporate takeover of Latin Americap. 182
Queremos Vivir Sin Miedo [We want to live without fear]p. 206
Creating the space for optimism through popular educationp. 220
Indexp. 231
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