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  • Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalizationby Kevin Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    One of the most remarkable aspects of South Korea?s transition from impoverished post-colonial nation to fully-fledged industrialized democracy has been the growth of its independent and dynamic labour movement. Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation examines current trends and transformations within the Korean labour movement since the 1990s.... more...

  • It Started in Wisconsinby Mari Jo Buhle; Paul Buhle; John Nichols; Michael Moore; Patrick Barrett

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings?and pizzas?to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of... more...

  • Scattered Sandby Hsiao-Hung Pai; Gregor Benton

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Each year, 200 million workers from China?s vast rural interior travel between cities and provinces in search of employment: the largest human migration in history. This indispensable army of labour accounts for half of China?s GDP, but is an unorganized workforce??scattered sand,? in Chinese parlance?and the most marginalized and impoverished group... more...

  • Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)by Jane Mcalevey; Bob Ostertag

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 25.95

    In 1995, in the first contested election in the history ofthe AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation?s largest laborfederation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent ofAmerican private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage sincethe beginning of the twentieth century, and public employee collectivebargaining... more...

  • Cartography of Revolutionary Anarchismby Michael Schmidt

    AK Press 2013; US$ 12.00

    Freedom and hope in motion: from the classical revolutions to today's anti-capitalist, anti-systematic upheavals. more...

  • Playing the Whoreby Melissa Gira Grant

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Recent years have seen a panic over ?online red-light districts,? which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof?s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the... more...

  • Strike for Americaby Micah Uetricht

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century?and perhaps for the last forty years?and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes. In 2012, Chicago... more...

  • Renewing International Labour Studiesby Marcus Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This volume seeks to re-energise the paradigm of the New International Labour Studies by detailing how struggles over the construction, reproduction, utilisation and restructuring of labour forces are the contested social foundations upon which the global economy stands. Through a combination of theoretical works and a series of case studies, the... more...

  • Ready for Revolutionby Agustín Guillamón; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    An armed, clandestine, union committee evolves into the revolutionary vanguard. more...

  • The Jonathan Presidencyby John A. Ayoade; Adeoye A. Akinsanya; Olatunde J. B. Ojo

    UPA 2013; US$ 42.99

    The Jonathan Presidency provides a comprehensive and unique analysis of the tenure of Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. The Jonathan Presidency analyzes the ability of the featured Nigerian politicians to deliver their electoral promises, protect and uphold the Nigerian Constitution, and sustain a transparent, citizen-friendly administration.... more...