Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class (Wildcat)
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Published By Pluto Press
ISBN : 9780745335995
Category : history:labour
Format : Paperback
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'The first book to theorise and examine the present and future shape of global class struggles. Analytically brilliant and empirically sound, it is a must-read for all who wish to grasp and understand the emerging working class in India, China, and South Africa. A superb portrait of the trajectory of the independent workers’ struggle.' (Sushovan Dhar, New Trade Union Initiative, India.) 'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the present form of militant unionism in the Global South.' (Gregory Wilpert, director of TeleSUR English) 'Seminal and distinctive' (Arup Kumar Sen, Associate Professor, Serampore College, West Bengal, India.) 'Southern Insurgency richly reports a qualitatively different practice evolving in India, China, and South Africa. It is horizontal rather than vertical. At this living moment all over our globe, workers are reaching out hands, first to their workmates, then to other workers everywhere.' (Staughton Lynd, historian, author, activist) 'Provides the most crucial case studies of alternative worker organising in the major centres of industrial production in China, India, and South Africa - where workers recognise their power and act to end exploitation.' (May Wong, Globalization Monitor, Hong Kong) 'Southern Insurgency tells us how democratic forms of worker organisation can overcome the limitations of conventional labour unions and challenge global capitalist exploitation' (Lee Chun Wing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) 'Illuminates the most important questions of our time: can the democratic and transformative currents which inspired the movements of the past re-emerge today?' (Frances Fox Piven, City University of New York Graduate Center) 'Provides dramatic case studies of worker resistance to corporate exploitation and state violence, through the formation of militant organisations in factories and within their communities.' (Bill Fletcher, Jr., Author of Solidarity Divided and syndicated columnist) 'Offers insights on global labour struggles in an era when familiar unions seem exhausted, or at least too weak to make a concerted effort - with concrete examples of workers forming independent unions in the Global South.' (Paul Buhle, historian and author) 'This book will throw challenges to the conventional economics of collective bargaining.' (Debdas Banerjee, Author: Labour, Globalization and the State, Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Central University of Bihar)Immanuel Ness is Professor of Political Science at City University of New York. He is author of Guest Workers and U.S. Corporate Despotism and Immigrants, Unions, and the New U.S. Labour Market and numerous other works. He is editor of the International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Working USA: The Journal of Labour and Society.

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