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Walmart in the Global South

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Acknowledgments Introduction. Situating Walmart in a Global Context: Workplace Cultures, Industrial Relations, and Supply Chains (Carolina Bank Munoz, Bridget Kenny, and Antonio Stecher) 1. Walmart in Brazil: From Global Diffusion to National Institutional Embeddedness (Katiuscia Moreno Galhera, Scott B. Martin, and Joao Paulo Candia Veiga) 2. Walmart and Labor Conditions in South Africa: Local Retailing, Contract Labor, and Union Challenges (Bridget Kenny) 3. Walmart Workers in Chile: A Case of Union Democracy, Militancy, and Strategic Capacity (Carolina Bank Munoz) 4. Rank-and-File Union Activism in Walmart Argentina (Paula Abal Medina) 5. Walmart Culture in the Information Technologies Industry in Mexico (Gabriela Victoria Alvarado) 6. Walmart's Direct Farmer Program in South Africa: Developmental State Victory or Corporate Whitewash? (Stephen Greenberg) 7. Brokering Development: NGOs and Walmart in Low-Income Countries (Jennifer Wiegel) 8. Walmart's Human Trafficking Problem: The Shrimp Supply Chain in Thailand (Nicholas Rudikoff) Final Reflections (Carolina Bank Munoz, Bridget Kenny, and Antonio Stecher) Contributors Index

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Carolina Bank Munoz is a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Bridget Kenny is an associate professor of sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Antonio Stecher is a professor and dean of the School of Psychology at Universidad Diego Portales.

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