Conclusion: (re)centring labour, class, and race

Picker, G. (2018) Conclusion: (re)centring labour, class, and race. In: Vincze, E., Petrovici, N., Raț, C. and Picker, G. (eds.) Radicalized Labour in Romania: Spaces of Marginality at the Periphery of Global Capitalism. Series: Neighborhoods, communities and urban marginality. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 207-226. ISBN 9783319762722 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-76273-9_8)

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In the conclusion, Picker underlines the heuristic value of the six chapters. He does so by comprehensively showing the ways in which labour organization, class formation, and racialization are articulated in the making of the urban areas under scrutiny. In dialogue with the volume’s Introduction, Picker first shows that Racialized Labour in Romania is an essential contribution that fills an important gap in the literature by squarely centring the labour-class-race complex. Subsequently, the author zooms out of Romanian localities to detect heuristic similarities between racialized urban dynamics in Romania and in other parts of the world, within contemporary unequal global trends. Further venues of research on the urban dimensions of the labour-class-race complex are then identified, and these include foci on intersectionality, religion, and more analyses of Central and Eastern European contexts from global perspectives.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Picker, Dr Giovanni
Authors: Picker, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:31 May 2018

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