Homeworkers in Global Perspective: Invisible No More
Eileen Boris, Elisabeth Prügl
Psychology Press, 1996 - Social Science - 327 pages
Homeworkers in Global Perspective documents the lives of homeworkers, exploring state policies towards them, and describing the innovative ways in which homeworkers organize. Moving away from well-known, already explored cases, the essays focus on less-known but equally compelling examples organize, and covers the major geographic regions of the world and illustrates the diversity of home-based work and homeworker organizing.
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