Organizing Homeworkers: The Use of Mapping As An Organizing Tool

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Burchielli, Rosaria, Buttigieg, Donna and Delaney, Annie (2008) Organizing Homeworkers: The Use of Mapping As An Organizing Tool. Work, Employment and Society, 22 (1). pp. 167-180. ISSN 0950-0170

Abstract

In this article we document and discuss homeworker ‘mapping’ as an emerging approach to organizing. Mapping was used by homeworker organizations to organize unprotected workers in the unregulated informal sector where there has been an exponential growth over the last two decades (Beneria, 2001; Beynon et al., 2002; HWW, 2002; ILO, 2002b: 13). Within this sector, homeworkers are one of the largest groups with Homenet (2001) estimating that there are 300 million homeworkers world wide. They are also among the most marginalized of workers (HomeNet, 2001).

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3539
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017007087422
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Keywords ResPubID19357, homeworker mapping, unionizing, mobilizing,
Citations in Scopus 17 - View on Scopus
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