Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work In / Edition 1

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This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies - from auto to steel to agriculture - as well as work under new production arrangements, such as third world export processing zones. Many chapters analyze changing dynamics of gender, nationality, and class. The contributors explain why more intensified forms of control by the state and by capital interests are emerging under globalization. Yet they also emphasize new possibilities for labor, including new forms of organizing and power sharing in a rapidly changing economy.

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Editorial Reviews

International Sociology
..welcome addition to the bookshelf. quarries to track themes through indices, bibliographies and institutions. ...should be entered on reading lists for the sociology of work. ...will offer rich rewards in information, commentary and provocative ideas.
Howard Sherman
This excellent book opens the mysterious black box called 'globalization' and examines how the global economy has impacted ordinary people in the workplace. The essays included in this book provide important insights on the labor process and modes of work, the impact of globalization on the labor movement, on the terms of class conflict, and on the role of women and minorities in the labor force. This book will be extremely useful not only to faculty, but also for students as a supplementary text in advanced courses in political economy and labor studies.
James Petras
Berch Berberoglu has edited a useful and intelligent text on the political economy of the labor process in the age of the ascendancy of global capitalism. The essays illustrate the varied forms of labor control and exploitation by the transnational corporations of the dominant imperialist states. Both in scope and depth, this book provides an informed and comprehensive overview of the field of labor studies in the age of imperialism.
Larry T. Reynolds
Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization is a highly successful attempt in addressing the nature and dynamics of work in the global economy. The ten chapters that Berberoglu has edited provide the reader with a bird's eye view of the transformations that have been taking place in the labor process on a world scale. This important and timely book may well set the standard in both labor studies on the changing nature of work and relations between labor and capital in the age of globalization.
International Sociology Review of Books (ISRB)
..welcome addition to the bookshelf. quarries to track themes through indices, bibliographies and institutions. ...should be entered on reading lists for the sociology of work. ...will offer rich rewards in information, commentary and provocative ideas.
Ten contributions from scholars and activists discuss the political economy of the labor process in the age of global capitalism, examining how the global economy effects ordinary people in the workplace. Topics include, for example, the struggle for control at the point of production, the division of labor along racial lines in U.S. agriculture, and women and resistance in the transnational labor force. Editor Berberoglu teaches sociology at the U. of Nevada, Reno. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742516618
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Berch Berberoglu is foundation professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been teaching and conducting research for the past twenty-eight years. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited twenty-two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His recent books include Class Structure and Social Transformation (Praeger), The National Question: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Self-Determination in the 20th Century (Temple University Press), Turmoil in the Middle East: Imperialism, War, and Political Instability (State University of New York Press), Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization (Rowman and Littlefield), Globalization of Capital and the Nation State (Rowman and Littlefield) and Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (Rowman and Littlefield).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction: The Political Economy of the Labor Process in the Age of Globalization Chapter 3 1: Labor and Capital at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century Chapter 4 2: Labor, Capital, and the Struggle for Control at the Point of Production Chapter 5 3: The Labor Process and the Transformation of Corporate Control in the Global Economy Chapter 6 4: Working Women and the Dynamics of Power at Work Chapter 7 5: Race, Nationality, and the Division of Labor in U.S. Agriculture Chapter 8 6: The Global Economy and Changes in the Nature of Contingent Work Chapter 9 7: The Political Economy of Global Accumulation and Its Emerging Mode of Regulation Chapter 10 8: Women's Work and Resistance in the Global Economy Chapter 11 9: Dynamics of Globalization: Transnational Capital and the International Labor Movement Chapter 12 10: Globalization of Capital and Class Struggle Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 About the Contributors Part 15 About the Editor Part 16 Index

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