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Sweatshops at sea

Leon Fink

Sweatshops at sea

merchant seamen in the world"s first globalized industry, from 1812 to the present

by Leon Fink

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Published by University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLeon Fink
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD8039.S4 F56 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24495258M
ISBN 109780807834503
LC Control Number2010037736
OCLC/WorldCa663822360

  Enslaved, beaten, malnourished, and so desperate for water he had to collect condensation to drink: Rahmatullah left Indonesia seeking better prospects at sea -- instead he endured a living hell. The global fishing industry is riddled with forced labour, anti Author: Harry PEARL.   Floating sweatshops: Is the fish you eat caught by 'slaves'? "And cheap labour comes from South-east Asia," he added. a seaman's book or a medical certificate, Mr Syafi'i said.

  Dozens of Indonesian fishermen have spoken out against the exploitation of workers at sea. In sworn statements to police, they reported non-payment, overwork and even incidents of violence, and were often misled about what to expect at sea. The exact number of such cases of people being “trafficked at sea” is not known, but authorities estimated in that some , Indonesians were. Her father died at sea, and her mother, widowed with twelve children, struggled to support the family. Emeline and three of her sisters found gainful employment at a factory and sent money home to.

  Inside Apple's Chinese 'sweatshop' factory where workers are paid just £ per hour to produce iPhones and iPads for the West. Factories covered in .   Sweatshops on the seas. According to Rose George, author of the fantastic book ‘Deep Sea and Foreign Going’ seafaring is ten times more dangerous than land based work. But, though the 40 degree heat of the engine room and the harsh weather on deck make life extremely difficult, it is the loneliness that cuts deepest of those working on.


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Sweatshops at Sea is a masterful history that illuminates the issues of citizenship in a world of porous borders for a workforce that has always been both multinational and multiracial.

Leon Fink's thoroughly researched, fascinating book provides readers with a fresh and invigorating perspective on globalizationNelson Lichtenstein, director Cited by: In Sweatshops at Sea, historian Leon Fink examines the evolution of laws and labor relations governing ordinary seamen over the past two centuries.

The merchant marine offers an ideal setting for examining the changing regulatory regimes applied to workers by the United States, Great Britain, and, ultimately, an organized world community.

Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from to the Present - Kindle edition by Fink, Leon. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from to the Present.5/5(1).

Vividly told the breathtaking in scope, Sweatshops at Sea will be remembered as one of the most important histories of our time." Marcus Rediker, author The Slave Ship: A Human History. "Sweatshops at Sea is a masterful history that illuminates the issues of citizenship in a world of porous borders for a workforce that has always been both.

In this interesting new book, Leon Fink focuses on seafarers, and more specifically on their changing conditions of employment. Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from to the Present, shows how a host of American and British labor laws gradually abolished sweatshop-like conditions in the commercial Author: James P.

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Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from to the Present; Leon Fink ; Book; Published by: The University of North Carolina Press; View contents. View Citation; Buy This Book in Print. summary. Beginning with the era of impressment and the War ofFink examines the evolution of laws and labor Cited by:   Sweatshops at Sea is a masterful history that illuminates the issues of citizenship in a world of porous borders for a workforce that has always been both multinational and multiracial.

Leon Fink's thoroughly researched, fascinating book provides readers with a fresh and invigorating perspective on globalization.—Nelson Lichtenstein, director, Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Pages: Sweatshops at Sea Book Description: As the main artery of international commerce, merchant shipping was the world's first globalized industry, often serving as a vanguard for issues touching on labor recruiting, the employment relationship, and regulatory enforcement that crossed national borders.

This is a magesterial book by one of America's leading labor historians. Sweatshops at Sea covers nearly years of maritime history within a sleek pages of text, but it is no mere synthesis; rather, it is a new master narrative of globalization and labor's responses to it.

Fink sees the history of transoceanic shipping—“the first great American industry to be outsourced to foreign Author: Kenyon Zimmer. Free Online Library: Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from to the Present.(Book review) by "Canadian Journal of.

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Leon Fink's. A single cruise ship carries around 1, employees and more than twice as many passengers. Some of the new sea giants, increasingly large, can have up to 2, crew members. In total, Carnival employs ab crew members on their 99 ships, and Royal Caribbean empl on 44 vessels, according to their annual reports.

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By Leon Fink. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, Pp. $) This study describes the rise of both national and international legal standards for the well-being of merchant seamen. Sweatshops at Sea opens in the era of the War ofwhere we discover that through the contentious issues of impressment, freedom, and even labor immigration the new government of the United States tested its sovereignty against Great Britain, and that new economic forces sought to break through the integument of mercantilism.

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“Sweatshops at Sea” is a well-researched and written history of the US and UK seafaring labour. Quality histories of seafaring labour are rare; Leon Fink’s book therefore fills an important gap.

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[Leon Fink] -- Fink explores both how political and economic ends are reflected in maritime labor regulations and how agents of reform--including governments, trade unions, and global standard-setting. In Sweatshops at Sea, historian Leon Fink examines the evolution of laws and labor relations governing ordinary seamen over the past two centuries.

The merchant marine offers an ideal setting for examining the changing regulatory regimes applied to workers by the United States, Great Britain, and, ultimately, an organized world community.5/5(1).

Book Reviews Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from to the Present. By leon fink. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, pp. $ (cloth). Labor historians have studied myriad occupational groups, almost all of which are "landlubbers." In this interesting new book, Leon Fink focuses on seafarers, and more specifically on.

The rise was fueled by a worker solidarity born of the atrocious working conditions of garment sweatshops in New York, punctuated by lethal episodes such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire of.