Skip to main content
Palgrave Macmillan

Wage Labour in Southeast Asia Since 1840

Globalization, the International Division of Labour and Labour Transformations

  • Book
  • © 2004


Part of the book series: A Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia (MEHSA)

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

eBook USD 9.99 USD 84.99
Discount applied Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

About this book

Amarjit Kaur examines wage labour's role in economic growth and change in Southeast Asia since 1840. Her study focuses on globalization; the international division of labour and how transnational economic processes shaped and continue to shape labour systems. There are five main themes - labour processes, migration and labour systems; labour circulation or mobility; the gendered nature of labour relations; and, class consciousness, worker organization and labour standards. A wide-ranging study which will be of great interest to historians, economists and Asia specialists.

Similar content being viewed by others


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Formation of a Southeast Asian Economy, c.1800

  2. Globalisation in Historical Perspective: Southeast Asia and the International Division of Labour, 1870–1940

  3. Southeast Asia since World War Two: Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and the New International Division of Labour

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of New England, Australia

    Amarjit Kaur

About the author

AMARJIT KAUR is Professor of Economic History at the University of New England and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She has published extensively on transport, labour, and economic development in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Bibliographic Information

Publish with us