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Labor (1 December 2018) 15 (4): 37–58.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Robyn Muncy This article explores the use of the term working class in US political culture since the 1950s. Studying the trajectory of the phrase in the New York Times , the essay finds that the term fell from grace in the 1950s and early 1960s but reemerged thereafter and that the reasons for the...
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Labor (1 September 2005) 2 (3): 122–123.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the historical construc- tion of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands as a cultural space or a site of exchange and compe- tition between the two nations. Instead, Juan Mora-Torres, a historian at DePaul Univer- sity, has given us an impressive study of the northern Mexican state...
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Labor (1 September 2005) 2 (3): 141–143.
Published: 01 September 2005
... or to the politics of law as played out in the courts. These things, again, would have been revealed only by a systematic analysis of case law. Perhaps such an analysis would simply have led us back to French’s original thesis of the CLT’s failings and the workers’ appropri- ation of its promise...
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Labor (1 December 2010) 7 (4): 17–43.
Published: 01 December 2010
... creates the conditions for a political use or reading of cultural performances and artifacts, the conditions for sym- bolizing class conflict.” 8 Although Denning’s work centers on diverse cultural prac- tices largely beyond the ranks of the labor movement, he nonetheless sees the CIO upheaval as...
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Labor (1 March 2019) 16 (1): 65–80.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Marion Fontaine The aim of this article is to explore the way in which mining identity has been put to political use in the northern mining region—the most important in France—over the past century. The article describes images and representations that define, in political terms, mining identity...
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Labor (1 May 2014) 11 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the broader social, economic, and cultural context of American life. The author connects the world of the skyscraper to prevailing social norms and ideals with considerable skill and exquisite writing, helping us to under- stand why, at certain times, the sexuality and sexual rights and...
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Labor (1 May 2012) 9 (2): 167–169.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the Working Class Jefferson Cowie New York: New Press, pp., (cloth) The seventies are emerging as the most researched, reconsidered, and rehashed years in twentieth- century US history. For political historians, it is a tale of liberal disorder and...
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Labor (1 December 2012) 9 (4): 91–93.
Published: 01 December 2012
... be responsible for the bill and how the phone would be used to monitor the caregiver’s daily routine came up frequently. Brown also tantalizingly reveals how foodways became an important method for preserving West Indian culture. Workers shared food with each other and took delight in...
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Labor (1 September 2013) 10 (3): 124–126.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Saturday also contains a problematic political message. Campbell and Campbell take liberties with the historical record that discredit the strike, legitimize the police’s use of force, and absolve Bruce — ​an agent of the state — ​of his actions. Campbell and Campbell...
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Labor (1 September 2012) 9 (3): 119–121.
Published: 01 September 2012
... racial and class exploi- tation. The authors also detail how the Communist Party did itself no favors by rejecting the legal strategies of Goodman and his African American legal partner, George Crockett Jr. Instead, Communists used trials as political pulpits, and internally its...
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Labor (1 February 2016) 13 (1): 92–97.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Joseph A. McCartin The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers Movement . Aronowitz Stanley . London : Verso , 2014 192 pp. , $26.95 (cloth) Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement . Geoghegan Thomas . New York : Free Press...
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Labor (1 December 2016) 13 (3-4): 37–56.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Haiti in the early twentieth century and provides a cultural history of the occupation. See Renda, Taking Haiti , esp. 117–19. On the need for more attention to military labor and its role in the history of US imperialism, see Greene, “Wages of Empire,” esp. 42–50. 4 For a discussion of the...
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Labor (1 December 2016) 13 (3-4): 153–175.
Published: 01 December 2016
... occupation as a decolonization moment, this essay seeks to recover the diverse and competing visions of workers’ rights that animated labor struggles in US-occupied Korea. Korean workers and communist activists struggled over what emancipation should entail politically, economically, and socially; they...
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Labor (1 December 2015) 12 (4): 51–81.
Published: 01 December 2015
... second liked its idealism, and now a third generation is beginning to compare political responses to the Great Depression and Great Reces- sion, looking for strategies and lessons. The EPIC story is instructive. In a move that pioneered a strategy recently used by the Tea Party movement, the famous...
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Labor (1 December 2016) 13 (3-4): 244–246.
Published: 01 December 2016
... familiar to scholars well versed in recent literature on US empire, imperialism, and sugar, Merleaux places the issue of consumption squarely at the center of her analysis and thereby offers a new perspective on the politics of sugar. Conceptualizing sugar as a “cultural production” that was created and...
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Labor (1 December 2011) 8 (4): 143–147.
Published: 01 December 2011
... four hundred thousand children between the ages of twelve and seventeen work in US agri- culture and that upward of #19;#30; percent of youths work for wages during their high school years. While school is in session, the #22;fteen- year- old children who have jobs average eleven...
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Labor (1 May 2008) 5 (2): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., she explains, “workers began to use the arbitration clause to win rights not explicitly stated in the contract” (76). In addition, Feurer makes a valuable contribution by elucidating the role of mid- sized corporations in reshaping the American economy and politics...
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Labor (1 March 2017) 14 (1): 92–94.
Published: 01 March 2017
... employing the unemployed and with civilian defense and the rhetorical strategies used to promote and defend them in the Depression decade and during World War II. Allen’s brief is that the New Deal privileged white men over women and minorities and used narrative strategies that elevated the one and...
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Labor (1 December 2012) 9 (4): 101–102.
Published: 01 December 2012
... be responsible for the bill and how the phone would be used to monitor the caregiver’s daily routine came up frequently. Brown also tantalizingly reveals how foodways became an important method for preserving West Indian culture. Workers shared food with each other and took delight in...
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Labor (1 March 2008) 5 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2008
... international politics underlying the U.S.-Vietnamese relationship. This is the first joint treatment of the history of the Viet- namese and American labor movements in English and as such is pathbreaking. The book, unfortunately, uses no Vietnamese archival materials and only a few poorly documented...