This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to steel to agriculture-as well as work under new production arrangements, such as third world export processing zones. They explain why more intensified forms of control by the state and by capital interests are emerging under globalization. Yet they also emphasize new possibilities for labor, including new forms of organizing and power sharing in a rapidly changing economy.
Berch Berberoglu is Foundation Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Berberoglu has authored and edited thirty two books and many articles in numerous scholarly journals. His areas of specialization are globalization, political economy of development, class analysis, the state, social movements, and social change.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction: The Political Economy of the Labor Process in the Age of Globalization Chapter 3 1: Labor and Capital at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century Chapter 4 2: Labor, Capital, and the Struggle for Control at the Point of Production Chapter 5 3: The Labor Process and the Transformation of Corporate Control in the Global Economy Chapter 6 4: Working Women and the Dynamics of Power at Work Chapter 7 5: Race, Nationality, and the Division of Labor in U.S. Agriculture Chapter 8 6: The Global Economy and Changes in the Nature of Contingent Work Chapter 9 7: The Political Economy of Global Accumulation and Its Emerging Mode of Regulation Chapter 10 8: Women's Work and Resistance in the Global Economy Chapter 11 9: Dynamics of Globalization: Transnational Capital and the International Labor Movement Chapter 12 10: Globalization of Capital and Class Struggle Part 13 Bibliography Part 14 About the Contributors Part 15 About the Editor Part 16 Index