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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 291–312.
Published: 01 April 2018
... approach against the background of the multiple transformations and crises of the European border regime, the authors focus on shifting paradigms in the management of labor mobility. A short review of the emerging field of “critical logistics studies” allows them to single out a process of “logistification...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 January 2009
... offering a respite, a cure that briefly bound rapt readers to their chairs. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 David A. Ellison Mobile Homes, Fallen Furniture, and the Dickens Cure Modernization is a process by which capitalism uproots and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Domenico Perrotta This article analyzes migrant agricultural labor in southern Italy, focusing on migrants from Burkina Faso and Romania laboring in the regions of Puglia and Basilicata. The argument underlines the connections between mobility, willingness to work for low wages, and conflict in the...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 204–214.
Published: 01 January 2015
... market characterized by very low wages and abusive practices. The challenges of mobility within the EU are presented from an institutional perspective, focusing on its effects on migrant labor as well as on social partners in the receiving countries. The claim is that, in the context of increased labor...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the visits and workers temporarily reassigned to safer tasks. Workers sent out messages through mobile phones and micro­ blogs to vent their anger toward both Foxconn and Apple: “It’s just for show.” When the Chinese government does not enforce labor laws and codes protecting workers...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 721–739.
Published: 01 October 2012
... 1990 revision of the Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act defines the trainee system as a means of alleviating labor shortages in small businesses.19 Instead of mobile capital racing to the bot- tom to exploit immobile people, labor transplant moves labor to meet immo- bile capital...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 410–419.
Published: 01 April 2018
... following an immigration raid at an informal hiring site in southern California, the essay explores how day laborers’ Popular Education praxis has been mobilized through music to build worker solidarity in the defense of hiring sites as a form of urban commons. It argues that the growing repertoire of day...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 April 2018
... continue “fighting for the job” under neoliberal conditions, migrant day laborers thus have much to contribute to the mobilization of an antiwork politics. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 day laborers popular education autonomist Marxism temporality migrant workers References...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 663–679.
Published: 01 October 2012
... streets by working, begging, or stealing, and why they label the whole range of such activities as “work.” In examining the various kinds of labor the children engage in as they try to make a living in Rio’s destructured, largely informal economy, I use “child street labor” to refer to these varied forms...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 203–212.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Ho-fung Hung This essay outlines the three stages of Chinese capitalist development in the 1980s through the 2000s and discusses how labor politics played out differently in each of the three stages and helped shape the next stage. Whence the erosion of living standards of urban workers amid out-of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (2): 457–466.
Published: 01 April 2015
... mobilization, largely through strikes. It also carried out consistent political education within the unions in conjunction with community organizations that allowed for the necessary ideological and political linkages to be made between labor and community struggles (pers. comm., Roger Ronnie, November...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2010) 109 (1): 31–51.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Ahmad A. Sikainga This essay examines the role of organized labor in Sudanese politics in the twentieth century. The essay focuses on the development of labor activism among the Sudanese railway workers who were concentrated in the town of Atbara, headquarters of the Sudan Railways, and it...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 701–719.
Published: 01 October 2012
... lack of job mobility and an open labor market. The second system, the residence permit (hukou or household regis- tration system), strictly controlled the division of urban and rural labor. All Chinese citizens were assigned either a rural or urban residence permit at birth, which dictated individuals...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (4): 741–761.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., historically, have been associated with the standard employment relationship, many turning to various labor market intermediaries to assist them in mobilizing and managing flows of contin- gently employed workers for precarious jobs. Over the past three decades, the low-wage labor market has been a site of...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2000) 99 (4): 865–902.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Tomiko Yoda 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Tomiko Yoda The Rise and Fall of Maternal Society: Gender, Labor, and Capital in Contemporary Japan...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 January 2015
... The Financialization Rush: Responding to Precarious Labor and Social Security by Investing in the Chinese Stock Market C​ hina has recently aligned itself with the current configuration of global capitalism. To make up for...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 493–509.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Sarah Ann Wells The consignment of industrial wage labor and its central figures to the status of ruins has become something of a cliché in contemporary scholarship and artistic practice. On this view, its demise first became apparent in the 1970s, the precise moment when Brazilian labor movements...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (3): 535–552.
Published: 01 July 2015
... Performance Art.” Art Journal 72 , no. 3 : 48 – 63 . Scholz Trebor Liu Laura Y. . 2011 . From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City . New York : Architectural League of New York . Scott Allen J. 1990 . Metropolis: From the Division of Labor to Urban Form . Berkeley...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 2013
... gradually coagulating force(s) of labor in China remains unclear. Beverly Silver draws on a global database of historical labor unrest to conclude that capital mobility and reor- ganization of product lines facilitate the emergence of new labor movements “likely to play an important role in widening...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (2): 395–415.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Timothy Brennan Only yesterday a discussion of economics in cultural circles was considered boring—a mere “economism”—but it is now everywhere in the arts. “Labor,” while being summoned as a grand economic category, enters conversations in the humanities today in the form of a theory of the latest...