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Overview

New questions have jumped to the forefront for labor movements all over the world. Can workers regain the initiative against the tidal wave of corporate downsizings and government cutbacks? Can unions revive their ranks and reignite the public imagination? Is labor rising from the ashes? Rising from the Ashes? sets these crucial questions in global context, connecting and contrasting new developments in the United States to recent trends abroad - from Mexico to Asia, and from Canada to Eastern Europe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853459392
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Meiksins Wood is co-editor of Monthly Review and author of The Origin of Capitalism. Peter Meiksins is professor of sociology at Cleveland State University. Michael D. Yates is professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and author of Why Unions Matter and Longer Hours, Fewer Jobs.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Labor, Class, and State in Global Capitalism 3
Talking About Work 17
Same As It Ever Was? The Structure of the Working Class 28
On Gender and Class in U.S. Labor History 41
American Labor: A Movement Again? 57
Organizing the Unorganized: Will Promises Become Practices? 73
Race and Labor Organization in the United States 87
Class, Community, and Empire: Toward an Anti-Imperialist Strategy for Labor 100
Labor Education in the Maelstrom of Class Struggle 110
Worker Insurgency, Rural Revolt, and the Crisis of the Mexican Regime 127
Globalization on Trial: Crisis and Class Struggle in East Asia 142
Communists and Workers in Ex-Communist Europe 153
European Industrial Relations: Impasse or Model? 164
The ICFTU and the Politics of Compromise 180
Notes on Labor at the End of the Century: Starting Over? 190
Contributors 203
Index 205
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