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dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Tu Phuong
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T12:32:08Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T12:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2052-9015
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/als.2017.29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/364665
dc.description.abstractThis article explores whether and how labour law matters in factory workers’ grievances and demands in their letters sent to the unions and state authorities in Đồng Nai Province, an industrial hub in the south of Vietnam. An examination of the letters demonstrates that the legalistic language of rights and other provisions in the Labour Code plays little role in shaping workers’ accounts. A majority of letter writers instead referred to moral aspects of subsistence, reciprocity, and their subjective views of fairness to make their claims. Yet the moral constructions of workers’ claims may overlap and derive from values imbricated within the Labour Code. These observations raise the need to consider the subtle way in which law generates workers’ resistance against management and/or the state, as well as the fluid boundary between law and morality in workers’ narratives of (in)justice.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto19
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsian Journal of Law and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Studies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180119
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleLabour Law and (In)justice in Workers' Letters in Vietnam
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
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