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Mediating Labour
Worldwide Labour Intermediation in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Ulbe Bosma, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Aditya Sarkar, Cassandra Mark, Enrique Martino, Hanan Hammad, Magaly Rodríguez García, Cristiana Schettini, Sigrid Wadauer, Thomas Buchner, Alexander Mejstrik, Christoph Rass, Amarjit Kaur
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  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107647374

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  • The essays in this volume aim to explain the evolution and persistence of various practices of indirect labour recruitment. Labour intermediation is understood as a global phenomenon, present for many centuries in most countries of the world and taking on a wide range of forms: varying from outright trafficking to job placement in the context of national employment policies. The contributions cover a broad geographical scope, including case studies from Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Europe. By focusing on the actual practices of different types of labour mediators in various regions of the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and by highlighting both the national as well as the international and translocal contexts of these practices, this volume intends to further a historically informed global perspective on the subject.

    • Geographically broad, including case studies from Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Europe
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    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107647374
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mediating labour: an introduction Ulbe Bosma, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk and Aditya Sarkar
    2. The 'bargain' of collaboration: African intermediaries, indirect recruitment, and indigenous institutions in the Ghanaian gold mining industry, 1900–6 Cassandra Mark
    3. Clandestine recruitment networks in the Bight of Biafra: Fernando Pó's answer to the labour question, 1926–45 Enrique Martino
    4. Making and breaking the working class: worker recruitment in the national textile industry in interwar Egypt Hanan Hammad
    5. The League of Nations and the moral recruitment of women Magaly Rodríguez García
    6. South American tours: work relations in the entertainment market in South America Cristiana Schettini
    7. The making of public labour intermediation: job search, job placement, and the state in Europe, 1880–1940 Sigrid Wadauer, Thomas Buchner and Alexander Mejstrik
    8. Temporary labour migration and state-run recruitment of foreign workers in Europe, 1919–75: a new migration regime? Christoph Rass
    9. Labour brokers in migration: understanding historical and contemporary transnational migration regimes in Malaya/Malaysia Amarjit Kaur.

  • Editors

    Ulbe Bosma, Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Amsterdam

    Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Amsterdam
    Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk is Senior Researcher at the International Institute of Social History. In 2007, she completed her PhD thesis on women's work in the early modern Dutch textile industry. She has published several articles on the history of women's and children's work, including in The Economic History Review (2010), Continuity and Change (2008) and International Review of Social History (2006). She co-edited two extensive volumes on the global history of child labor from 1650–2000 (2011) and on textile workers around the world from 1650–2000 (2010). She is an Editorial Board member of the International Review of Social History.

    Aditya Sarkar, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany

    Contributors

    Ulbe Bosma, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Aditya Sarkar, Cassandra Mark, Enrique Martino, Hanan Hammad, Magaly Rodríguez García, Cristiana Schettini, Sigrid Wadauer, Thomas Buchner, Alexander Mejstrik, Christoph Rass, Amarjit Kaur

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