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Authored Books

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2020) The Sweatshop Regime: Labouring Bodies, Exploitation and Garments Made in India (paperback). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2017) The Sweatshop Regime: Labouring Bodies, Exploitation and Garments Made in India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains)

Edited Book or Journal Volume

Mezzadri, Alessandra, Newman, Susan and Stevano, Sara, eds. (2022) Feminist global political economies of work and social reproduction. Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. (Review of International Political Economy, vol. 29, no.6)

Mezzadri, Alessandra, ed. (2021) Marx in the Field. London: Anthem Press. (Frontiers of Global Political Economy and Development Series)

Book Chapters

Baglioni, Elena, Campling, Liam, Mezzadri, Alessandra, Miyamura, Satoshi, Pattenden, Jonathan and Selwyn, Benjamin (2022) 'Exploitation and Labour Regimes: Production, Circulation, Social Reproduction, Ecology.' In: Baglioni, Elena, Campling, Liam, Coe, Neil M. and Smith, Adrian, (eds.), Labour Regimes and Global Production. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing, pp. 81-100. (Economic Transformations)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) 'India’s informal capitalism: social structures of accumulation, forms of exploitation and social reproduction in the Sweatshop Regime.' In: McDonough, Terrence, Kotz, David M. and Reich, Michael, (eds.), Handbook on Social Structure of Accumulation Theory, Edited by Terrence McDonough, Cian McMahon and David M. Kotz. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 152-169. (International library of critical writings in economics ; 295)

Stevano, Sara (2021) 'Marx and the Poor's Nourishment: Diets in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa.' In: Mezzadri, Alessandra, (ed.), Marx in the Field. London: Anthem Press.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) 'Introduction: Marx’s Field as Our Global Present.' In: Mezzadri, Alessandra, (ed.), Marx in the Field. London: Anthem Press, pp. 1-16. (Anthem Frontiers of Global Political Economy and Development)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) 'Marx In The Sweatshop: Exploitation and Social Reproduction In A Garment Factory Called India.' In: Mezzadri, Alessandra, (ed.), Marx in the Field. London: Anthem Press, pp. 63-76. (Anthem Frontiers of Global Political Economy and Development)

Capps, Gavin, LeBaron, Genevieve, Novak, Paolo and [in conversation with] Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) 'Marx, the Chief, the Prisoner and the Refugee.' In: Mezzadri, Alessandra, (ed.), Marx in the Field. London: Anthem Press, pp. 203-218. (Anthem Frontiers of Global Political Economy and Development)

Miyamura, Satoshi (2021) 'Understanding Labour Relations and Struggles in India through Marx’s Method.' In: Mezzadri, Alessandra, (ed.), Marx in the Field. London: Anthem Press.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2020) 'Sweatshop Economics, the Poverty of Trade Theory and the Making of Inequality Across Scales.' In: Dunn, Bill, (ed.), A Research Agenda for Critical Political Economy. Northampton: Edward Elgar, pp. 91-105. (Elgar Research Agendas)

Baglioni, Elena and Mezzadri, Alessandra (2020) 'Labour Control Regimes and Social Reproduction: Some Reflections on the Strengths and Weaknesses of an Evolving Framework.' In: Hammer, Anita and Fishwick, Adam, (eds.), The Political Economy of Work in the Global South. London: Macmillan Education, pp. 115-130. (Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2017) 'Class, gender and the sweatshop: on the nexus between labour commodification and exploitation.' In: Pattenden, Jonathan, Campling, Liam, Miyamura, Satoshi and Selwyn, Benjamin, (eds.), Class Dynamics of Development. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (ThirdWorlds)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2017) 'Garment Sweatshop Regimes, the Laboring Body, and the Externalization of Social Responsibility over Health and Safety Provisions.' In: Prentice, Rebecca and De Neve, Geert, (eds.), Unmaking the global sweatshop: health and safety of the world’s garment workers. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 173-199.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2010) 'Assessing the Effectiveness of Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool for ‘Poverty Reduction through Productive Activities’: The Case of the Delhi Garment Cluster.' In: Baptist, Simon, (ed.), Growth, Exports and Technological Change in Developing Countries. Vienna: UNIDO, pp. 148-165. (UNIDO Research and Statistics Branch Working Paper 26/2009)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2009) 'Neoliberalism, Industrial Restructuring and Labour: Lessons from the Delhi Garment Industry.' In: Saad Filho, Alfredo and Yalman, Galip L., (eds.), Economic Transitions to Neoliberalism in Middle Income Countries- Policy Dilemmas, Economic Crises, Forms of Resistance. Abingdon: Routledge.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2008) 'Feminise without Unionise: the Indian Garment sector and its lack of solidarity.' In: Missing Links in Sustainable Development: South Asian Perspectives. Islamabad: SDPI/Sama, pp. 105-130.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2007) 'The limitation of corporate social responsibility in the Indian garment sector: a case study from the Delhi industrial area at the end of the Multi Fibre Agreement.' In: At the crossroads: South Asian Research, Policy and Development in a Globalised World. Islamabad: SDPI/Sama, pp. 16-35.

Journal Article

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Kaustav, Banerjee (2022) 'When the Lewisian Dream Sours: Industrial Aspirations and Reverse Labour Migration.' Journal of South Asian Development, 17 (3). pp. 297-326.

Mezzadri, Alessandra, Newman, Susan and Stevano, Sara (2022) 'Feminist global political economies of work and social reproduction.' Review of International Political Economy, 29 (6). pp. 1783-1803.

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Majumder, Sanjita (2022) 'Towards a Feminist Political Economy of Time Labour Circulation, Social Reproduction and the ‘Afterlife’ of Cheap Labour.' Review of International Political Economy, 29 (6). pp. 1804-1826.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2022) 'The Social Reproduction of Pandemic Surplus Populations and Global Development Narratives on Inequality and Informal Labour.' Development and Change. (Forthcoming)

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2022) 'Social Reproduction and Pandemic Neoliberalism: Planetary Crises and the Reorganization of Life, Work and Death.' Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society, 29 (3). pp. 379-400.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) 'A Value Theory of Inclusion: Informal Labour, The Homeworker and the Social Reproduction of Value.' Antipode, 53 (4). pp. 1186-1205.

Stevano, Sara, Mezzadri, Alessandra, Lombardozzi, Lorena and Bargawi, Hannah (2021) 'Hidden Abodes in Plain Sight: The Social Reproduction of Households and Labour in the COVID-19 pandemic.' Feminist Economics, 27 (1/2). pp. 271-287.

Barnett, Brian S., Carlo, Andrew D., Ruwanpura, Kanchana N. and Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) 'The Invisible People Behind Our Masks.' Annals of Internal Medicine, 174 (4). pp. 550-551.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2020) 'The Informal Labours of Social Reproduction.' Global Labour Journal, 11 (2). pp. 156-163.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2019) 'On the value of social reproduction: Informal labour, the majority world and the need for inclusive theories and politics.' Radical Philosophy, 2 (4). pp. 33-41.

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Lulu, Fan (2018) '‘Classes of Labour’ at the Margins of Global Commodity Chains in India and China.' Development and Change, 49 (4). pp. 1034-1063.

Prentice, Rebecca, De Neve, Geert, Mezzadri, Alessandra and Ruwanpura, Kanchana N. (2017) 'Health and Safety in Garment Workers’ Lives: Setting a New Research Agenda.' Geoforum, 88 (Jan). pp. 157-160.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2016) 'Class, gender and the sweatshop: on the nexus between labour commodification and exploitation.' Third World Quarterly, 37 (10). pp. 1877-1900.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2016) 'The informalization of capital and interlocking in labour contracting networks.' Progress in Development Studies, 16 (2). pp. 124-139.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2015) 'Why inequality matters – for the rich and the poor.' The Conversation UK [Online].

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2015) 'A ‘song of the wage’ for Rana Plaza.' New Internationalist.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2015) 'Free to stitch, or starve: capitalism and unfreedom in the global garment industry.' openDemocracy: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2014) 'Are Ethical Initiatives Successful in the Indian Garment Industry? A Focus on Homeworkers.' Development Viewpoint (83).

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2014) 'Backshoring, local sweatshop regimes and CSR in India.' Competition and Change, 18 (4). pp. 327-344.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2014) 'Indian Garment Clusters and CSR Norms: Incompatible Agendas at the Bottom of the Garment Commodity Chain.' Oxford Development Studies, 42 (2). pp. 217-237.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2014) 'Cambodian sweatshop protests reveal the blood on our clothes.' The Conversation.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2012) 'Reflections on Globalisation and Labour Standards in the Indian Garment Industry: Codes of Conduct Versus ‘Codes of Practice’ Imposed by the Firm.' Global Labour Journal, 3 (1). pp. 40-62.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2010) 'Globalisation, informalisation and the state in the Indian garment industry.' International Review of Sociology, 20 (3). pp. 491-511.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2009) 'The global footloose proletariat and the financial crisis: reflections on the contradictions of export-oriented industrialisation in India.' Global Labour Column (5).

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2008) 'How Globalised Production Exploits Informal-Sector Workers: Investigating the Indian Garment Sector.' Development Viewpoint (12).

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2008) 'The rise of neo-liberal globalisation and the ‘new old’ social regulation of labour: the case of Delhi garment sector.' The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 51 (4). pp. 603-618.

Monographs and Working Papers

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Banerjee, Kaustav (2021) The afterlife of industrial work: Urban-to-rural labour transitions from the factory to the informal economy. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2021/158.

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Majumder, Sanjita (2018) The ‘Afterlife’ of Cheap Labour: Bangalore Garment Workers from Factories to the Informal Economy. FEDI and Cividep Working Paper:

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Srivastava, Ravi (2015) Labour regimes in the Indian garment sector: capital-labour relations, social reproduction and labour standards in the National Capital Region. London: CDPR SOAS.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2015) Garment Sweatshop Regimes: The Informalisation of Social Responsibility over Health and Safety Provisions. CDPR Working paper 30/2015.

Book Reviews

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2016) 'Review of: Labour State and Society in Rural India: A Class Relational Approach, by Jonathan Pattenden. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.' Journal of Agrarian Change, 16 (4). pp. 737-740.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2016) 'Review of: ‘Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics As If All People Mattered’ (Second Edition) by Lourdes Benería, Günseli Berik and Maria S. Floro. Routledge, 2016.' Gender and Development, 24 (2). pp. 329-330.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2014) 'Review of 'At work in the informal economy of India: a perspective from the bottom up', by Jan Breman (2013).' Journal of Agrarian Change, 14 (3). pp. 466-470.

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2011) 'Review of 'Africa's Informal Workers: collective agency, alliances and transnational organising in urban Africa’ edited by Ilda Lindell.' Journal of Modern African Studies, 49 (2). pp. 344-345.

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2022) Neoliberal capitalism and the commodification of social reproduction, from our home to our classroom. Developing Economics [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2021) Informal Employment and the Social Reproduction of Value. Marxist Sociology Blog; Developing Economics [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2020) The Time and Gender of GVCs: 3 Critical Points on the GVC & Development Report 2019. In Online Symposium on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, edited by Donatella Alessandrini, Clair Gammage, and Jeremmy Okonjo. Afronomics Law [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra and Ruwanpura, Kanchana N. (2020) How Asia’s clothing factories switched to making PPE – but sweatshop problems live on. The Conversation UK [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2020) A crisis like no other: social reproduction and the regeneration of capitalist life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Developing Economics [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2019) All is revealed: how productivity barely covers anything in fast fashion prices. The Mint Magazine [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2019) Review of: 'We the Workers'. Directed by Wen Hai. New York: Icarus Films, 2017. 174 minutes. Films for the Feminist Classroom [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2019) Rana Plaza, Six Years On: We Will Not Shop Where We Cannot Struggle. Eco-Age [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2019) The march out of the sweatshop: on work and life after the garment factory. Development Studies at SOAS [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

Other

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2017) 'Machines: Watch this documentary to understand the working poverty of the sweatshop.' The Conversation (May 17).

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2017) 'Sweatshop Regime.' The Page 99 Test (March 12).

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2016) 'Modern slavery and the gendered paradoxes of labour unfreedom.' openDemocracy [online] .

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2016) 'Working poverty in many sizes: A survey of Delhi garment workers challenges key assumptions in the labour standards debate.' Global Labour Column (235). University of Witzwaterstrand, Global Labour University (GLU).

Mezzadri, Alessandra (2015) 'Mr Modi and the working poor.' SOAS South Asia Notes (March 24). SOAS.

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