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date: 23 January 2020

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The chapter presents a sympathetic overview of labour geography in its various and evolving forms. This has mapped the shifting politics of production, together with old and new forms of labour organization; it has problematized the workplace, as a site of struggle and as an arena for the performance of social identities; it has tracked the restructuring of labour markets, as spaces of socio-institutional stress and regulatory transformation; and it has deployed labour as a diagnostic for understanding different (local) varieties of capitalism, economies of care and reproduction, and alternative modes of socio-economic organization. The field has consequently been shaped by an accumulating array of concerns with (industrial) restructuring, (labour) regulation, (union) reorganization, and (social) reproduction.

Keywords: labour geography, industrial restructuring, social regulation, labour unions, social reproduction, geographical political economy

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