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Rethinking Work

Global Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Edited by Rana P. Behal , Alice Mah , Babacar Fall

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This edited volume brings together global interdisciplinary perspectives on work from different regions of the world, including Europe, Africa and Asia, drawing on both historical and contemporary examples. The contributions address wide-ranging themes such as work and life cycle, work transformation, precarious work, informalization of work, labour migration, labour conflict and labour relations. The book is timely and innovative in its theoretical, empirical and methodological scope, providing key insights for rethinking work through interrelated global, interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.

Alice Mah

Alice Mah is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK.

Babacar Fall

Babacar Fall, Head of the History and Geography Didactic Department, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.

Rana P. Behal

Rana Behal taught history at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi. He has also held teaching assignments at Cornell University, Syracuse University and Oberlin College. He was a fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi; South Asia Centre, Cambridge University; Re:Work, Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History, Humboldt University, Berlin; and Centre for Development Studies, Geographic Sciences, Free University, Berlin.

“…this book presents an interesting read for all those who are concerned with understanding work processes, their transformation and the conflicts that arise to reconfigure the conditions of work.”

Gayatri Sahgal, The Book Review