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The Myth of Mondragon
The Myth of Mondragon (July 1996)
Cooperatives, Politics, and Working Class Life in a Basque Town
Sharryn Kasmir - Author

Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.

This is the first critical account of the internationally renowned Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque region of Spain. The Mondragon cooperatives are seen as the leading alternative model to st...(Read More)
 
 
A Town Abandoned
A Town Abandoned (April 1996)
Flint, Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization
Steven P. Dandaneau - Author

A cultural study of the Flint community's response to its own deindustrialization, within the framework of the state, national, and international forces that produced it.
"This work will remain as a major study of a decisive period in American industrial and business history. It is an in-depth examination of the response of the Flint, Michigan, community to its deindustrialization--and examines that response within the framework of statew...(Read More)
 
 
The Immigrant Left in the United States
The Immigrant Left in the United States (April 1996)
Paul Buhle - Editor
Dan Georgakas - Editor

A transnational social history of immigrant-group involvement in radical activities in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America that provides missing links between the immigration experience, the neighborhood, the workplace, politics, and culture.

"What I like most about this book is its unusual coverage of different ethnic and racial groups. Many of the essays have a transnational perspective on immigrant political cul...(Read More)
 
 
Memories of Migration
Memories of Migration (February 1996)
Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924
Kathie Friedman-Kasaba - Author

Offers a comparative historical study of women’s migration from Russia and Italy to New York at the turn of the 20th century. Taking an interdisciplinary and global perspective, the book examines the causes and consequences of women’s migration, contrasting the adaptation experiences of Jewish and Italian women.
"The author provides a brilliant integration of world-system, migration, race and gender literature to recast the experiences of...(Read More)
 
 
North American Auto Unions in Crisis
North American Auto Unions in Crisis (February 1996)
Lean Production as Contested Terrain
William C. Green - Editor
Ernest J. Yanarella - Editor

This edited volume provides the first comparative cross-national study of U.S. and Canadian Labor relations in Japanese North American auto transplants, Japanese joint ventures with the Big Three automakers, and Saturn, the Japanese-style GM auto plant.

In this edited volume, U.S. and Canadian political scientists, sociologists, and labor educators contribute to the debate of the crisis of the Fordist regime of mass pro...(Read More)
 
 
C.L.R. James
C.L.R. James (November 1995)
A Political Biography
Kent Worcester - Author

A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.

"This biography is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to understand the extraordinary life and work of C. L. R. James. It is thoroughly researched, based on primary sources as well as a very wide range of secondary materials, and a careful, subtle reading of James'prolific writings; yet it ...(Read More)
 
 
Fighting For Jobs
Fighting For Jobs (August 1995)
Case Studies of Labor-Community Coalitions Confronting Plant Closings
Bruce Nissen - Author

Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.

This book examines the struggle of unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s. The unusual depth of the research allows the reader to grasp the key factors affecting such battles in an era of industrial ...(Read More)
 
 
NAFTA as a Model of Development
NAFTA as a Model of Development (August 1995)
The Benefits and Costs of Merging High- and Low-Wage Areas
Richard S. Belous - Editor
Jonathan Lemco - Editor

Examines whether NAFTA will produce increased or decreased wages in the regional trading blocs emerging in Europe, North America, and East Asia as a result of its uniting of high and low wage areas and identifies the winners and losers in various labor markets.

This book discusses the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in terms of its implications for job creation, reduced tariffs, and increased investment. Alth...(Read More)
 
 
Meanings of Work
Meanings of Work (July 1995)
Considerations for the Twenty-First Century
Frederick C. Gamst - Editor

This book examines the fast-changing patterns of work in the global market and the resulting social, cultural, and economic impact on the work force.
Meanings of Work examines interconnected cultural, social, and economic dimensions of human work. It provides an innovating interdisciplinary basis for understanding the fast changing patterns of work in a now globally unitary market, increasingly beset with problems such as contingen...(Read More)
 
 
Workers of the Donbass Speak
Workers of the Donbass Speak (July 1995)
Survival and Identity in the New Ukraine, 1989-1992
Lewis H. Siegelbaum - Author
Daniel J. Walkowitz - Author

This is an oral and local history of the coal mining town of Donetsk in the Ukraine. The workers describe their changing political and economic goals and their reaction to Western culture, the rising tides of nationalism and religion.
"This book is a valuable contribution to the field of post-Soviet studies; it addresses a number of crucial issues in an engaging and informative way. Most importantly, it allows Western readers to hear Russ...(Read More)
 
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