Ties that Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance (Paperback)
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Ties that Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance (Paperback)

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Paperback 354 Pages / Published: 29/10/2013
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Ties that Bind explores Vietnamese labor history from the French colonial period to the contemporary era, tracing a vibrant tradition of workers' resistance to oppressive conditions. Through interviews with employees, organizers, journalists, and officials, as well as evidence from government reports and underground protest materials, this book analyzes a broad range of workers' experiences on the factory floor and in their dormitories. Evidence demonstrates that, at critical times, shared cultural ties have propelled Vietnamese workers toward "class moments" inspiring them to fight collectively for their rights. Tran's detailed investigation shows that labor activism is a hallmark of modern Vietnam. This work addresses key questions about global commerce and the factory workers who sustain it.

Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780877277620
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm


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"Tran Ngoc Angie makes a substantial contribution to scholarship on Vietnam specifically and Southeast Asia generally by entwining the growth of workers' class consciousness with their ethnic, religious, and other identities. That she does this for several time periods in Vietnam is especially enlightening."--Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet, Australian National University, author of The Power of Everyday Politics


"Tr n Ngoc has written the authoritative book on historical and contemporary labor movements in Vietnam. Tr n makes a superbly convincing case for "class moments" in which workers mobilize using forms of social consciousness marked by their sense of native place, gender, and religion. This rich analysis lays bare the contradictions among the socialist state, factory owners and managers, and workers, and registers the voices of workers in different historical contexts.
--Nguy n-V Thu-H ng, University of California, Los Angeles, author of The Ironies of Freedom: Sex, Culture, and Neoliberal Governance in Vietnam

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