The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the long crisis of Brazilian labour

Latimer, Amanda (2015) The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the long crisis of Brazilian labour. In: Bieler, Andreas , Ciccaglione, Bruno , Hilary, John and Lindberg, Ingemar, (eds.) Free trade and transnational labour. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 83-94. (Rethinking globalizations) ISBN 9780415812696

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This article examines the significance of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) from the point of view of Brazilian workers in the hemispheric movement against the accord. This movement constituted a moment when workers positioned as competitors in the regional labour market attempted to organize in such a way as to confront the structural conditions of labour that have accompanied neoliberalism. It also illustrates the need for instruments of struggle that recognize both the particularity of Southern working class formation, and the interdependent relation between the well-being, wages and working conditions of workers in the Global North and South.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: Anthropology
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Economics, History and Politics (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Amanda Latimer
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 15:15
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 15:15

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