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Cigar-Makers in American Colonial Manila: Survival during Structural Depression in the 1920s

Yoshihiro Chiba
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Vol. 36, No. 3 (Oct., 2005), pp. 373-397
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20072667
Page Count: 25
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Abstract

This article analyses the socioeconomic relations of Manila cigar-makers, who had strong bargaining power vis-à-vis management during the American colonial period. Focusing on a structural economic depression which took place in the mid-1920s, the study considers the evolution of these workers' lives in terms of skills, autonomy, stratification and cohesiveness at their work sites.

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