Rising from the Ashes?: Labor in the Age of

Rising from the Ashes?: Labor in the Age of "Global" Capitalism / Edition 1

by Ellen Meiksins Wood
     
 

Without parallel in sophistication of coverage for readers curious about labor, Rising from the Ashes? provides sharp analysis of the hottest issues being debated by labor scholars and activists.

Topics covered include the changing composition of the international working class, patterns of work under contemporary capitalism, the relationship of race and

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Without parallel in sophistication of coverage for readers curious about labor, Rising from the Ashes? provides sharp analysis of the hottest issues being debated by labor scholars and activists.

Topics covered include the changing composition of the international working class, patterns of work under contemporary capitalism, the relationship of race and gender to class, the promise and limitations of recent eruptions of labor militancy, and the strategic options available to the labor movement today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853459392
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Labor, Class, and State in Global Capitalism3
Talking About Work17
Same As It Ever Was? The Structure of the Working Class28
On Gender and Class in U.S. Labor History41
American Labor: A Movement Again?57
Organizing the Unorganized: Will Promises Become Practices?73
Race and Labor Organization in the United States87
Class, Community, and Empire: Toward an Anti-Imperialist Strategy for Labor100
Labor Education in the Maelstrom of Class Struggle110
Worker Insurgency, Rural Revolt, and the Crisis of the Mexican Regime127
Globalization on Trial: Crisis and Class Struggle in East Asia142
Communists and Workers in Ex-Communist Europe153
European Industrial Relations: Impasse or Model?164
The ICFTU and the Politics of Compromise180
Notes on Labor at the End of the Century: Starting Over?190
Contributors203
Index205

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