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The voluntary precariat in the value chain: the hidden patterns of home-based garment production in Turkey

The voluntary precariat in the value chain: the hidden patterns of home-based garment production in Turkey

Tartanoglu, Safak ORCID: 0000-0002-2858-8606 (2017) The voluntary precariat in the value chain: the hidden patterns of home-based garment production in Turkey. Competition & Change, 22 (1). pp. 23-40. ISSN 1024-5294 (Print), 1477-2221 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529417745475)

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Abstract

This article explores the organizational characteristics and distinctive settings of the labour process of home-based garment work in the context of embedded control and consent relations in local garment productions in Turkey. Using Turkey as the case example of a garment export country in the global economy, the article explores the nature and organization of home-based piecework at the micro level within a broader global garment production chains perspective. Conducted in two Turkish cities, the study analyses the different cultural backgrounds of female workers and two distinct types of work, namely hand stitching and machine sewing of garments. The findings highlight the relationship between the cultural backgrounds of workers and the different types of work they undertake with control and consent practices as well as the patriarchal societal structure and relations in the context of local labour control regimes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: global value chains, gender, garment industry, home-based work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 14:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 2
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25783

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