65 Innovative approaches to informal work

Wednesday, August 1, 2012: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
OB 29 (Faculty of Economics)

RC44 Labor Movements (host committee)
RC30 Sociology of Work
Session Organizer:
Rina AGARWALA, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Scavenging for work: Informal labor across the north-south divide (Oral Presentation)
Débora GORBAN, CONICET/UNSAM , Argentina; Gretchen PURSER, Syracuse University , USA

Hacia dónde van las evaluaciones de desempeño laborales (Oral Presentation)
Marcos SUPERVIELLE, Universidad de la República, Uruguay; Mariela Agueda QUIÑONES MONTORO, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Researching decent work in Gauteng, South Africa (Oral Presentation)
Edward WEBSTER, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Organizing in the informal sector : A case study in Mumbai's shipbreaking yards (Oral Presentation)
Yanick NOISEUX, Université de Montréal, Canada

Workers center: From activism to survival (Oral Presentation)
Fernanda PAGE POMA, SUNY Stony Brook, USA

Precarious and informal work of street scavengers in fortaleza, Brazil (Distributed Paper)
João Bosco SANTOS, Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Brazil; Gustavo MEIRELES, Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Brazil

The power of “powerless” workers: Colombian waste picker cooperatives' struggle for social and economic inclusion (Oral Presentation)
Manuel ROSALDO, University of California at Berkeley , USA

Organizing informal workers: Challenges and opportunities for formal trade unions in five countries (Oral Presentation)
Chris TILLY, University of California Los Angeles, USA

Informal labour in recession and growth: A new structural feature of labour markets in Argentina? (Oral Presentation)
Viviana PATRONI, York University, Canada; Ruth FELDER, Instituto de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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