Contemporary labour geographies within changing places

Griffin, Paul (2021) Contemporary labour geographies within changing places. Geography, 106 (1). pp. 25-31. ISSN 0016-7487

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00167487.2020.1862580

Abstract

This article recognises the contributions of workers and more broadly the significance of work within economic geography. It considers how engaging with labour experiences provides an accessible vantage point to consider much wider debates and issues. By doing so, the article suggests that the increasingly well-established sub-field of labour geography has much to offer for geographers to consider wider economic processes as experienced ‘from below’. The article considers recent UK examples of worker action and emerging community union practices as a model developed by trade unions to counter trends in their membership and respond to changes in their role. As such, the article provides a valuable perspective for assessing geographical themes and scholarly interests, not least for a further expanding of approaches towards ‘changing places’ and understanding economic change and social inequalities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2021 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 09:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45307

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