January Issue of the Global Labour Journal now available (open access)

The January issue of the Global Labour Journal is available for download here.

The Global Labour Journal is an open-access, fully peer-reviewed online journal launched in January 2010.The Journal serves as a forum to capture the plentiful and diverse scholarly work emerging on labour activities worldwide. It seeks to explore the role of globalisation in breaking down boundaries between the global/local and the public/private as they relate to labour activities.

Table of Contents for the issue:



For a Future of Work with Dignity: A Critique of the World Bank’s Report, The Changing Nature of Work

Mark Anner, Nicolas Pons-Vignon, Uma Rani

Navigating the City and the Workplace: Migrant Female Construction Workers and Urban (Im)Mobilities

Rebecca Bowers

Competing Marxist Theories on the Temporal Aspects of Strike Waves: Silver’s Product Cycle Theory and Mandel’s Long Wave Theory

Eddie Cottle

A Decade Later: The Legacy of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Health Services Decision on Workers’ Rights

Brad Walchuk

Global Issues

The Perils of the “White Working Class”: Analysing the New Discussion on Class

Mark Bergfeld


Power Resources and Global Capitalism

Stefan Schmalz, Carmen Ludwig, Edward Webster

Book Reviews

Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama (2017) Hostels in South Africa: Spaces of Perplexity

Reviewed by Sithembiso Bhengu

Jennifer A. Miller (2018) Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders

Reviewed by Edward Dunsworth

Alexandra Guisinger (2017) American Opinion on Trade: Preferences without Policies

Reviewed by Simone Franzi

Phoebe V. Moore (2018) The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts

Reviewed by Benjamin Herr

Edward Webster and Karin Pampallis (eds) (2017) The Unresolved National Question: Left Thought under Apartheid

Reviewed by Marcel Paret


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