Journal articles based on the research by the Striking Women team on South Asian women's struggles for their labour rights:

Anitha, S. and Pearson, R. (2014) Striking Women – striking out. Feminist Review 108: 61-70.

McDowell, L., Anitha, S. and Pearson, R. 'Striking narratives: class, gender and ethnicity in the Great Grunwick Strike of 1976-1978', Women's History Review.

Anitha, S., Pearson, R. and McDowell, L. (2012) Striking lives: Multiple narratives of South Asian Women’s Employment, Identity and Protest in the UK, Ethnicities 12 (6): 654-775.

McDowell, L., Anitha, S. and Pearson, R. (2011) ‘Striking similarities: representing South Asian women’s industrial action in Britain’, Gender, Place and Culture  19 (2): 133-152.

Pearson, R., Anitha, S. and McDowell, L. (2010) ‘Striking Issues: From labour process to industrial dispute at Grunwick and Gate Gourmet’, Industrial Relations Journal 41(5): 408-428.


Afani, A. (2013) ‘Africa, commerce and pre-colonial migration,’ in Ness, I. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Airth-Kindree, A. V. M. (1987) Munitionettes: British women in munitions during the First World War.  Verlag: University of Tulsa.

Anwar, M. (1998) Between cultures: continuity and change in the lives of young Asians. London: Routledge.

Braybon, G.(1989)Women workers in the first World War. London: Routledge.

Brownlie, N. (2011) Trade union membership 2011. London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  Available at: (accessed 29th September 2014)

Carter, M. and Torabully, K.  (2002) Coolitude: An Anthology of the Indian Labor Diaspora. London: Anthem Press.

Cohen, R. (1995) The Cambridge Survey of World Migration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dix, G., Forth, J. and Sisson, K. (2008) Conflict at Work: The pattern of disputes in Britain since 1980, London: ACAS. Available at: (accessed 1st October 2014)

Fulton, L. (2011) Trade Unions. Worker representation in Europe.  Labour Research Department and ETUI (online publication). Available at: print/National-Industrial-Relations/Acr (accessed 14th February 2013)

Grant, L., Yeandle, S. and Buckner, L. (2005) Working below potential: women and part-time work. London: Equal Opportunities Commission; and Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield. Available at:  (accessed 1st October 2014)

HM Government (1943) National Conference of Women Called by H.M. Government: Report of Proceedings : 28th September. London: H M Stationary Office.

Hochschild, A. (1989) The Second Shift. New York: Avon Books.

IES (1995) Women in the Labour Market: Two Decades of Change and Continuity. Report 294, London: Institute for Employment Studies.

IPSSL (2013) Migration Profile – Sri Lanka. Colombo: Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka. Available at: (accessed 1 Sept 2014)

Koser, K. (2007) International Migration: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lee, E. (1966) A theory of migration, Demography 3(1): 47 – 57.

Massey, D S., Arango, J., Koucouci, A., Pelligrino, A and  Taylor, A J (1998) Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Minority Rights Group (ed.) (1990) ‘Asians of East and Central Africa,’ in World Directory of Minorities, pp. 222-225. Chicago: St. James Press.

ONS (2003) Labour Market Trends, March. Social Trends 30, London: Office for National Statistics.

Parekh, B. (1997) South Asians in Britain, History Today 47(9). Available at: (accessed 1 Sept 2014)
Piore, M. J. (1979) Birds of Passage: Migrant Labor and Industrial Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ravenstein,  E. G. (1885) The Laws of Migration, Journal of the Statistical Society of London  48(2):  167-235. Available at: (accessed 1st October 2014)

Report of the War Cabinet Committee on Women in Industry (1919) Volume I (cmd 135) London: His Majesty’s stationary office.

Stark, O. (1984). "Migration Decision Making: A Review Article." Journal of Development Economics 14: 251-259.

Stouffer, S.  A. (1940) Intervening Opportunities: A Theory Relating to Mobility and Distance, American Sociological Review 5 (6): 845–867.
Summerfield, P. (1984) Women workers in the Second World War. Abingdon:  Routledge.
The Middle East Institute (2010) Migration and the Gulf, Viewpoints, February. Washington: The Middle East Institute. Available at: (assessed 12 May 2013)

Tinker, H.  (1993) A New System of Slavery: The Export of Indian Labour Overseas 1830-1920. London: Hansib Publishing Limited.

Tinker, H. (1995) ‘The British Colonies of Settlement,’ in Cohen, R.  (ed.) The Cambridge Survey of World Migration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

UN (2004) World Economic and Social Survey, DESA. E/2004/75/Rev.1/Add.1; ST/ESA/291/Add.1 New York: United Nations.

Undy, R ( 2012) Trade union organisation 1945-95, Britain at Work, London: TUC Collections. Available at: (accessed 13th February 2013)

UNHCR (2007) Global Trends: Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons. Field Information and Coordination Support Section (FICSS), Division of Operational Services. Geneva: UNHCR.

Visram, R. (2002) Asians in Britain. 400 Years of History. London: Pluto.

Wallerstein, I. (1974) The Modern World-System: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the Euro- pean World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century.  New York: Academic Press.

Zachariah K.C. and Rajan I. S. (2004) Economic Consequences of Emigration in Kerala. Emigration and Unemployment, Working Paper I, Thiruvananthapuram: Centre for Development Studies;  and New Delhi: South Asian Network of Economic Institutes.