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Title: Migrant waste collectors inThailand’s informal economy
Authors: Campbell, Stephen
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Campbell, S. (2018). Migrant waste collectors in Thailand’s informal economy. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 17(2), 263-288. doi:10.1163/15700615-01702003
Journal: European Journal of East Asian Studies 
Abstract: Recent scholarship on primitive accumulation and deagrarianisation in the global South has addressed a decline in formal employment prospects, leaving most expeasants (and their heirs) struggling to earn a livelihood in the informal economy. Taking this phenomenon as a point of departure, and drawing on the case of migrant waste collectors in Mae Sot, Thailand, this article examines the multiple ways that waste collectors are embedded in informal relations of production and exchange. This variable relational embeddedness has implications, it is argued, for the forms of struggle available to those engaged in informal labour.
ISSN: 1568-0584
DOI: 10.1163/15700615-01702003
Rights: © 2018 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden. All rights reserved. This paper was published in European Journal of East Asian Studies and is made available with permission of Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden.
Fulltext Permission: open
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