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Wage Labour in Southeast Asia Since 1840

Globalization, the International Division of Labour and Labour Transformations

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  • © 2004

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

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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.

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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.

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