Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World
Case Studies 1950-2010
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World
€ 159,00
ISBN:
9789462981157
Verschijningsdatum:
08-03-2017
Leverbaar:
Direct
Uitvoering:
Hardback
Aantal paginas:
748
Redacteur:
Raquel Varela, Hugh Murphy, Marcel van der Linden
Serie:
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Workers around the World
Maritime trade is the backbone of the world’s economy. Around ninety percent of all goods are transported by ship, and since World War II, shipbuilding has undergone major changes in response to new commercial pressures and opportunities. Early British dominance, for example, was later undermined in the 1950s by competition from the Japanese, who have since been overtaken by South Korea and, most recently, China. The case studies in this volume trace these and other important developments in the shipbuilding and ship repair industries, as well as workers’ responses to these historic transformations.