Accountability for the right to health of female tea plantation workers in Sri Lanka

Jayathileka, Chaya Lakmini Gunawardena (2024) Accountability for the right to health of female tea plantation workers in Sri Lanka. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This study focuses on a particular human right- the right to health in the tea plantation sector. This study sets out an ethnography study for a developing new form of an account of health in a tea plantation company. Drawing from Bourdieu’s practice theory to understand the way in which corporate accountability for the right to health is practised day-to-day in the tea plantations and how these practices impact the workers, this study takes a Sri Lankan tea plantation company and analyses the accounting and accountability practices of the company. This research uncovers the underlying structures of symbolic violence in the tea plantation field and misrecognition in the forms of progressive movements for human rights.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: human rights, corporate accountability, symbolic violence, misrecognition, progressive movements.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Supervisor's Name: Favotto, Dr. Alvise and McKernan, Professor John
Date of Award: 2024
Embargo Date: 7 June 2027
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2024-84411
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2024 10:24
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 10:24
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.84411

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