Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World

Case Studies 1950-2010

Edited by Raquel Varela, Hugh Murphy, and Marcel van der Linden

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World

Edited by Raquel Varela, Hugh Murphy, and Marcel van der Linden

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

748 pages | 120 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Cloth $210.00 ISBN: 9789462981157 Published June 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Maritime trade is the backbone of the world’s economy. Around ninety percent of all goods are transported by ship, and since World War II shipbuilding has undergone major changes in response to new commercial pressures and opportunities. Early British dominance, for example, was later undermined by competition from the Japanese, who have since been overtaken by South Korea and, most recently, China. The case studies in this volume trace these and other important developments in the shipbuilding and ship repair industries, as well as workers’ responses to these historic transformations.
1 Introduction
  Marcel van der Linden, Hugh Murphy, and Raquel Varela


2 Labour in the British shipbuilding and ship repairing industries in the twentieth century
  Hugh Murphy

3 Bremer Vulkan: A case study of the West German shipbuilding industry and its narratives in the second half of the twentieth century
  Johanna Wolf

4 From boom to bust: Kockums, Malmö (Sweden), 1950–1986
  Tobias Karlsson

5 The Norwegian shipbuilding industry after 1945: Production systems, rationalization, and labour relations, with special reference to Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder and Aker Stord 
  Hans-Jakob Ågotnes and Jan Heiret

6 From war reparations to luxury cruise liners: Production changes and labour relations at the Turku shipyard (Finland) between 1950 and 2010
  Kari Teräs

7 The Dutch shipbuilding industry, 1950–2012 
  Sjaak van der Velden

8 Always on the verge of sinking: Labour and production in the Sestri Ponente shipyard, Genoa (Italy), 1950–2014
  Giulia Strippoli, Davide Tabor, and Luciano Villani

9 Work, workers, and labour conflicts in the shipyard Bazán/Navantia-Ferrol, Galicia (Spain), 1950–2014
  José Gómez Alén

10 Against market rules: A Spanish shipyard nobody wanted (except workers)
   Rubén Vega García

11 Labour relations in a Portuguese shipyard: The case of Setenave  
   Jorge Fontes

12 Work in the Portuguese shipyards of Lisnave: From the right to work to precariousness of employment 
   Raquel Varela and Ana Rajado

13 The Gdansk Shipyard: Production regime and workers conflicts in the 1970s and 1980s in the People's Republic of Poland 
   Sarah Graber Majchrzak

14 The shipbuilding industry in Galati (Romania) under Communism, 1948–1989
   Constantin Ardeleanu

15 Charting a new course: US shipbuilding labour, 1950–2014
   Robin Dearmon Muhammad

16 The Argentinean shipbuilding industry: Workers' struggles in a state shipyard 
   Cintia Russo

17 Production and labour of a state-owned enterprise: A case study of an Argentinean shipyard, Astillero Río Santiago
   Juliana Frassa

18 Labour in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry: A contribution to an analysis of the recovery period 
   Claudiana Guedes de Jesus

19 Brazilian shipbuilding and workers between tradition and innovation: Shipyards Caneco/Rio Nave and Mauá - Rio de Janeiro, 1950–2014
   Elina G. da Fonte Pessanha and Luisa Barbosa Pereira

20 Cockatoo Island, Australia: Industry, labour, and protest culture
   Lisa Milner

21 Evolution and development of the shipbuilding industry in Bharati Shipyard Ltd, Maharashtra (India), from the 1970s to 2010: Employer, employee, and production perspectives
   S. M. Fahimuddin Pasha

22 Shipbuilding and shipbuilders in Thailand 
   Nicola Mocci

23 The lower labour market and the development of the post-war Japanese shipbuilding industry 
   Takeshi Haraguchi and Kazuya Sakurada

24 The evolution of labour relations in the South Korean shipbuilding industry: A case study of Hanjin Heavy Industries, 1950–2014
   Wonchul Shin

25 China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam
   Hugh Murphy

26 Some final observations
   Hugh Murphy and Marcel van der Linden

Appendix 1: The effects of the oil price shocks on shipbuilding in the 1970s
   Hugh Murphy and Stig Tenold

Appendix 2: Shipbuilding in 2013: An analysis of shipbuilding statistics
   Victoria Culkin

Glossary of shipping and shipbuilding terms
List of Tables, Graphs, and Figures
Collective bibliography
Notes on contributors
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