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Les fournisseurs de main-d’œuvre dans la zone portuaire d’Ōsaka Avant-Guerre

Abstract : In the first half of the 20th century, Ōsaka became the economic and industrial heart of the Japanese empire. This expansion coincided with strong growth of its port activities. These activities relied on flexible labour by dockers provided by specialised companies. These highly-structured docking labour agencies met the needs of the capitalist economy of major industrial groups experiencing strong growth. They also perpetuated a labour market organisation based on day labourers which traced its origins back to the Tokugawa period. This mixture of archaic and modern labour methods in the port of Ōsaka triggered certain social problems that the authorities eventually addressed in the 1920s, such as labourers forced to work by these agents, as well as proven connections between these agents and organised crime.
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Katsuhiko Shimada, Guillaume Carré. Les fournisseurs de main-d’œuvre dans la zone portuaire d’Ōsaka Avant-Guerre. Osaka 1868-1945 : modernités japonaises - Usages politiques de la rue, 2019, pp.13-34. ⟨10.3917/rhu.055.0013⟩. ⟨halshs-02486122⟩



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