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- DescriptionThe extraordinary stories of low-income women living in Sao Paulo, industrial case studies and the details of three squatter settlements, and communities in the periphery researched in Simone Buechler's book, Labor in a Globalizing City, allow us to better understand the period of ecomic transformation in Sao Paulo from 1996 to 2003. Buechler's in-depth ethgraphic research over a period of 17 years include interviews with a variety of social actors ranging from favela inhabitants to Wall Street bankers. Buechler examines the paradox of a globalizing city with highly developed financial, service, and industrial sectors, but at the same time a growing sector of microenterprises, degraded labor, considerable unemployment, unprecedented inequality, and precarious infrastructure in its low-income communities. The author argues that informalization and low-income women's labor are an integral part of the global ecomy. Other countries are continuing to use the same kind of neo-liberal ecomic model even though once again with the latest global financial crisis, it has proven to be detrimental to many workers.
- Author BiographySimone Buechler, PhD is an assistant professor in Latin American and Latino Studies. She received a PhD from the Department of Urban Planning at Columbia University, where she studied under Saskia Sassen and Peter Marcuse. She was a post-doctoral fellow with the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University under Prof. Stiglitz after finishing a faculty fellowship in Metropolitan Studies at New York University. Before, she worked with the United Nations Development Fund for Women and US President Obama's mother, Ann Dunham Sutoro, setting up a coalition of micro-credit lenders. Since 1996 she has conducted extensive ethnographic and statistical research on the impact of economic globalization on low-income women in Sao Paulo. Her previous publications include chapters in The Global City Reader and Deciphering the Global and an article on Bolivian sweatshops in Sao Paulo in Latin American Perspectives. In addition, she has conducted research on the effect of the financial crisis on Brazilian immigrants in Newark, NJ and on declining levels of inequality in Sao Paulo.
- Author(s)Simone Judith Buechler
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication06/12/2013
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitleUrban and Landscape Perspectives
- Series Part/Volume Number16
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Note32 colour illustrations, 13 colour tables, biography
- Weight695 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine23 mm
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