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The Resource Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises, edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster

Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises, edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster

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Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises
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Workers in hard times
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a long view of economic crises
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edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster
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eng
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Seeking to historicize today's "Great Recession, " this volume of essays situates the current economic crisis and its impact on workers in the context of previous abrupt shifts in the modern-day capitalist marketplace. Contributors use examples from industrialized North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to demonstrate how workers and states have responded to those shifts and to their disempowering effects on labor. Since the Industrial Revolution, contributors argue, factors such as race, sex, and state intervention have mediated both the effect of economic depressions on workers' lives and workers' responses to those depressions. Contributors also posit a varying dynamic between political upheaval and economic crises, and between workers and the welfare state. The volume ends with an examination of today's "Great Recession": its historical distinctiveness, its connection to neoliberalism, and its attendant expressions of worker status and agency around the world. A sobering conclusion lays out a likely future for workers--one not far removed from the instability and privation of the nineteenth century. The essays in this volume offer up no easy solutions to the challenges facing today's workers. Nevertheless, they make clear that cogent historical thinking is crucial to understanding those challenges, and they push us toward a rethinking of the relationship between capital and labor, the waged and unwaged, and the employed and jobless. Contributors are Sven Beckert, Sean Cadigan, Leon Fink, Alvin Finkel, Wendy Goldman, Gaetan Heroux, Joseph A. McCartin, David Montgomery, Edward Montgomery, Melanie Nolan, Bryan D. Palmer, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Joan Sangster, Judith Stein, Hilary Wainright, and Lu Zhang.--
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1948-
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Fink, Leon
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  • 940.55-J
  • 331.09
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  • illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1952-
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  • McCartin, Joseph Anthony
  • Sangster, Joan
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The working class in American history
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  • Working class
  • Business cycles
  • Economic policy
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Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises, edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Marching under flags black and red : Toronto's dispossessed in the age of industry / Gaetan Heroux and Bryan D. Palmer -- Working people's responses to past depressions / David Montgomery -- Soviet workers and stalinist terror : the crisis of industrialization / Wendy Goldman -- The labor of capitalism: industrial revolution and the transformation of the global cotton-growing countryside / Sven Beckert -- The ordeal of Eugene Debs : the panic of 1893, the Pullman strike, and the origins of the progressive movement / Scott Reynolds Nelson -- Workers' social-wage struggles during the great depression and the era of neoliberalism : international comparisons / Alvin Finkel -- Politics and policies in the 1970s and early twenty-first century : the linked recessions / Judith Stein -- Neoliberalism at work in the antipodean welfare state in the late twentieth century : collusion, collaboration, and resistance / Melanie Nolan -- Want amidst plenty : the oil boom and the working class in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1992-2010 / Sean Cadigan -- Whose hard times? : explaining autoworkers strike waves in recent-day China / Lu Zhang -- Transformative power : lessons from the Greek crisis and beyond / Hilary Wainwright -- How workers and the government have dealt with economic crisis and industrial decline : 1929 and 2007 / Edward Montgomery
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FIEb17527958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780252038174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858975462
Label
Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises, edited by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, and Joan Sangster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Marching under flags black and red : Toronto's dispossessed in the age of industry / Gaetan Heroux and Bryan D. Palmer -- Working people's responses to past depressions / David Montgomery -- Soviet workers and stalinist terror : the crisis of industrialization / Wendy Goldman -- The labor of capitalism: industrial revolution and the transformation of the global cotton-growing countryside / Sven Beckert -- The ordeal of Eugene Debs : the panic of 1893, the Pullman strike, and the origins of the progressive movement / Scott Reynolds Nelson -- Workers' social-wage struggles during the great depression and the era of neoliberalism : international comparisons / Alvin Finkel -- Politics and policies in the 1970s and early twenty-first century : the linked recessions / Judith Stein -- Neoliberalism at work in the antipodean welfare state in the late twentieth century : collusion, collaboration, and resistance / Melanie Nolan -- Want amidst plenty : the oil boom and the working class in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1992-2010 / Sean Cadigan -- Whose hard times? : explaining autoworkers strike waves in recent-day China / Lu Zhang -- Transformative power : lessons from the Greek crisis and beyond / Hilary Wainwright -- How workers and the government have dealt with economic crisis and industrial decline : 1929 and 2007 / Edward Montgomery
Control code
FIEb17527958
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780252038174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858975462

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