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Global Capital Local Resistance? Trade Unions National Newspapers and the Symbolic Contestation of Offshoring in the UK

Fenton, Natalie and Downey, J.. 2007. Global Capital Local Resistance? Trade Unions National Newspapers and the Symbolic Contestation of Offshoring in the UK. Current Sociology, 55(5), pp. 651-673. ISSN 00113921 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

The purpose of this article is to analyse the symbolic response of some trade unions in the UK to the `offshoring' of call centre work. The article shows how these responses have drawn extensively upon nationalist rhetoric and that this places unions in a contradictory position with respect to their internationalist objectives. It also shows that the unions' campaigns have been well received by elements of the UK national press, not usually known for their support of union causes and that this can be explained through the unions' adoption of nationalist rhetoric.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392107079921

Keywords:

globalization, mass media, offshoring, trade unions

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre

Dates:

DateEvent
September 2007Published

Item ID:

1683

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2009 15:42

Last Modified:

27 Feb 2019 12:16

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/1683

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