Global milkbar and the local sweatshop
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Global milkbar and the local sweatshop ethnic small business and the economic restructuring of Sydney

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Published by Published for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Dept. of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by the Centre for Multicultural Studies, University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Sydney (N.S.W.),
  • Australia

Subjects:

  • Minority business enterprises -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.),
  • Small business -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.),
  • Labor supply -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.),
  • Minorities -- Employment -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.),
  • Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Economic conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-146).

StatementStephen Castles ... [et al.].
SeriesWorking papers in multiculturalism,, no. 2
ContributionsCastles, Stephen., Australia. Office of Multicultural Affairs., University of Wollongong. Centre for Multicultural Studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD2346.A85 G55 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1201180M
ISBN 100642158673
LC Control Number94194719
OCLC/WorldCa27493593

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