Not quite entrepreneurs, not quite excluded  

By 643577|August 19, 2019|Labour, Student blogs|0 comments

This blog was written by postgraduate student Âurea Mouzinho as an assessment for the module ‘Global Commodity Chains, Production Networks and Informal Work’, and selected for the blog by Dr Alessandra Mezzadri. Along the 22 kilometres that stretch between the iconic Largo da Independência in Luanda’s city centre and the special industrial zone in the district of Viana, the presence of informal street vendors is ubiquitous. On any given day,

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Unpacking rural America: What the American meatpacking industry tells us about agri-food chains, monopolies and labour.

By 643577|August 12, 2019|Agriculture, Labour, Student blogs|0 comments

This blog was written by postgraduate student Adam Charles Wilman as an assessment for the module ‘Global Commodity Chains, Production Networks and Informal Work’, and selected for the blog by Dr Alessandra Mezzadri. In the early 1900s American journalist Upton Sinclair published his exposé on the working conditions facing immigrant labour in American industrial cities. His grizzly illustrations were first published in the socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason in 1905

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Labouring in Labour? Feminists should move beyond condemning rich celebrities in their critical engagement with the surrogate industry.

By 643577|August 5, 2019|Student blogs, Women's rights|0 comments

This blog was written by undergraduate student Maria Felicia Fahlin as an assessed piece of work for the module ‘Issues in global commodity chains, production networks and informal work’, and selected for the blog by Dr Alessandra Mezzadri. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and super-star rapper Kanye West had their second child by surrogacy in May – a valuable testimonial for an industry that has come under increasing pressure in

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 “I make school uniforms and can’t afford to send my daughter to school”: Could school uniforms offer a unique platform for communicating global inequality?

By 643577|July 26, 2019|Global commodity chains, Labour, Student blogs|0 comments

This blog was written by undergraduate student Amy Rosetta Jose as an assessment for the module ‘Issues in global commodity chains, production networks and informal work’, and selected for the blog by Dr Alessandra Mezzadri. “I make school uniforms and can’t afford to send my daughter to school”. These are the words of a mother in Bangladesh, interviewed in The Mirror, who makes school uniforms for Tesco and Sainsbury’s for

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