Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745327983 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $104.00 ISBN: 9780745327990 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Global Cities At Work: New Migrant Divisions of Labour

Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Jon June, and Cathy McIlwaine

Global Cities At Work: New Migrant Divisions of Labour

Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Jon June, and Cathy McIlwaine

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745327983 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $104.00 ISBN: 9780745327990 Published December 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This book is about the people who always get taken for granted. The people who clean our offices and trains, care for our elders and change the sheets on the bed. Global Cities at Work draws on testimony collected from more than 800 foreign-born workers employed in low-paid jobs in London during the early years of the new century.

Global Cities at Work breaks new ground in linking London's new migrant division of labour to the twin processes of subcontracting and increased international migration that have been central to contemporary processes of globalisation.

Global Cities at Work raises the level of debate about migrant labour, encouraging policy-makers, journalists and social scientists to look behind the headlines. The book calls us to take a politically-informed geographical view of our urban labour markets and to prioritise the issue of working poverty and its implications for both unemployment and community cohesion.

Contents

List of tables
List of figures
List of plates
List of acronyms
Acknowledgements
1 Deregulation, migration and the new world of work
2 Global city labour markets and London's new migrant division of labour
3 London's low paid foreign-born workers
4 Living and remaking London's ethnic and gender divisions
5 Tactics of survival amongst migrant workers in London
6 Relational lives: Migrants, London and the rest of the world
7 Remaking the city: Immigration and post-secular politics in London today
8 Just geographies of (im)migration
Appendices
References
Index

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