Chapter 6. Escaping Social Death in Changwon

  1. Edward Webster,
  2. Rob Lambert and
  3. Andries Bezuidenhout

Published Online: 18 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303018.ch6

Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity

Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity

How to Cite

Webster, E., Lambert, R. and Bezuidenhout, A. (2008) Escaping Social Death in Changwon, in Grounding Globalization: Labour in the Age of Insecurity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303018.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

Book Series:

  1. Antipode Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Noel Castree

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Manchester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129145

Online ISBN: 9781444303018



  • escaping social death in Changwon - not having a job in Korea and experiencing ‘social death’;
  • employment relationships and growing sense of insecurity;
  • restructuring, political parties and community;
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC);
  • Village of National Reunification - nationalist movement for reunification of North and South Korea;
  • working-class city, Changwon and threat of downscaling and relocation of industrial production;
  • KCTU and Democratic Labour Party


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Place …

  • Employment Relationships and the Growing Sense of Insecurity

  • Households

  • Restructuring, Political Parties and Community

  • Conclusion