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Workers and Labour in a Globalised Capitalism

Contemporary Themes and Theoretical Issues

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 264
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Management, Work and Organisations

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An introduction to work and society for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This new text brings together international experts on work and employment from a range of disciplines to debate key themes and issues related...

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An introduction to work and society for undergraduate and postgraduate students. This new text brings together international experts on work and employment from a range of disciplines to debate key themes and issues related to work in a globalised economy.

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Multidisciplinary and international in focus
Written by leading experts in the field
Brings together classic and contempoary issues of global relevance

Introduction: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Labour and Collective Action.- PART I: THEORETICAL ISSUES - EXPLAINING THE CENTRALITY OF LABOUR WITHIN CAPITALISM.- 1. Marx and Marxist Views on Work and the Capitalist Labour Process; David Spencer.- 2. Theorising the Working Class in Twenty-First Century Global Capitalism; Beverly Silver.- 3. Who is the Working Class? Wage Earners and Other Labourers; Marcel Van der Linden.- 4. The Reproduction of Labour Power in the Global Economy and the Unfinished Feminist Revolution; Silvia Federici.- PART II: CLASSICAL ISSUES EXPLAINING WORKERS' RESISTANCE AND ORGANISATION .- 5. The Role of Trade Unions in Building Resistance: Theoretical, Historical and Comparative Perspectives; Ralph Darlington.- 6. Workers Organising Workers: Grass-roots Struggle as the Past and Future of Trade Union Renewal; Sheila Cohen.- 7. The Workers' Control Alternative; Maurizio Atzeni.- PART III: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES WORKERS' ORGANISAING IN THE GLOBAL WORLD.- 8. Informal Labour, Factory Labour or the End of Labour? Anthropological Reflections on Labour Value; Massimiliano Mollona.- 9. New Forms of Labour Conflict: A Transnational Overview; Gregor Gall.- 10. Labour Migration and Emergent Class Conflict: Corporate Neo-liberalism, Worker Mobility, and Labour Resistance in the US; Immanuel Ness.

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Maurizio Atzeni is Marie Curie Research Fellow and Lecturer in Labour and Industrial Relations at Loughborough University, UK

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Maurizio Atzeni is Marie Curie Research Fellow and Lecturer in Labour and Industrial Relations at Loughborough University, UK

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