Complicity or pragmatism? A labor movement and its fight against the asbestos industry

Loher, David (24 April 2018). Complicity or pragmatism? A labor movement and its fight against the asbestos industry. In: Focaal Blog. Berghahn

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This contribution focuses on the decades-long struggle of workers and citizens in an industrial town in Northern Italy against the hazardous asbestos cement industry. It analyses the dividing lines that emerged in these social struggles at two particular moments. First, it examines the trade unions’ struggles for improved safety measures and the subsequent demand to shut down the entire asbestos cement factory because of the environmental risk it represented for the whole region. Second, it analyses the legal struggle that followed, when the social movement brought the claim for justice to the courts, demanding punishment for the former main investors.

Item Type:

Other

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Loher, David

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Publisher:

Berghahn

Language:

English

Submitter:

David Loher

Date Deposited:

24 Jul 2019 10:17

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2019 10:17

Uncontrolled Keywords:

industrial disaster, social movement, law, economy, corporation

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131332

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