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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 420–429.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Ayse Akalin The services that the domestic worker performs are best described as affective labor. The interactions between domestic workers and their employers occur on the proximity of their bodies and therefore through the affective intensities that constantly are exchanged between them...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (1): 176–181.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Alessandro Metz; Michael Hardt; Sandro Mezzadra; Arianna Bove In this article, Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra interview Alessandro Metz, social worker and “social” owner of the ship Mare Jonio, which seeks to aid and protect migrants during increasingly perilous Mediterranean Sea crossings. Metz...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (4): 839–852.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Rafael Grohmann The aim of this article is to analyze the emergence of worker-owned platforms—whether cooperatives or collectives—as a laboratory of platform labor, considering the circulation of workers’ struggles. The research involves six cases in three different countries (Spain, France, Brazil...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (2): 470–478.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Romano Alquati Co-research is not simply worker’s inquiry. Although it retains some of the hereditary features, co-research represents a radical reformulation of the Marxist model of inquiry, a methodological and political reinvention in a changed context and according to new objectives...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (2): 401–411.
Published: 01 April 2020
... finds that workers in platform capitalism have the capacity to generate new forms of collective self-organisation adequate to their recomposed technical and social composition. These forms are not limited to the level of the city or nation, but also exist on the global scale of platforms themselves. A G...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2020) 119 (3): 629–636.
Published: 01 July 2020
... that the feminist defiance of the seasonal strawberry workers challenges organized feminism and the unions in an unprecedented way. It speaks of the capillary quality of feminist sensibility, but also of its limits and paradoxes. © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Anti-racist feminism seasonal workers...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (4): 749–762.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Francis Kuriakose; Deepa Kylasam Iyer Platform capitalism has enabled digital platforms to bring producers, consumers, and workers in a multisided marketplace with the purpose of collecting data. The resulting commodification of materiality and sociality in the digital sphere and the proprietary...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (4): 703–713.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of data collection and analysis make it hard to comprehend how data is being used in practice. Less is known about the ways in which workers are resisting these methods, as well as developing new forms of organization that can effectively build on this. This article reflects on the practices...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (1): 195–204.
Published: 01 January 2012
... ​“Rebellion to Tyrants, Democracy for Workers”: The Madison Uprising, Collective Bargaining, and the Future of the Labor Movement When I walked into the Madison Labor Temple in April 2011, an enor- mous bright blue banner on the wall behind the podium caught my eye. From a distance it looked...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the acceleration of a specific proletarianization—successive generations of rural migrant workers ( nongmingong ) have become the mainstay of the country’s export-processing sector, but they cannot become “free” laborers in the market. Within the dormitory labor regime, in which work and residence are tightly...
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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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (1): 225–234.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Lilly Irani Digitally mediated labor can take many forms: valorized and visible, hidden and forgotten, or even disavowed. This article examines one particular digital work system: Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT). AMT is a system that organizes tens of thousands of workers to do data-processing work...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 591–608.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Jayne Swift This article examines how, in the public eye, the hooker became happy. Extending Sara Ahmed’s concept of the “happiness duty,” the article explicates how sex positivity has inaugurated “respectability” politics within sex worker social movements. The author argues that sex worker social...
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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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 573–590.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Vanessa Carlisle This article interrogates the common sex worker rights’ slogan “sex work is real work,” a claim that yokes sex worker struggles to labor struggles worldwide. This article argues that US-based sex worker rights activism, which relies on the labor rights framework to confront stigma...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 493–514.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Annie McClanahan; Jon-David Settell This article considers the figure of the sex worker across Marxist political economy. Taking up what Melissa Gira Grant terms the “prostitute imaginary,” the authors suggest that from classical political economy to contemporary Marxist-feminist thought, the sex...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (2): 430–438.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Rhacel Salazar Parreñas; Rachel Silvey Domestic workers comprise the largest group of female migrant workers today, and they are among the most precarious workers internationally. This article explores the aspects of the organization of domestic work that contribute to keeping it an insecure...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (2): 444–456.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Davide Gallo Lassere; Frédéric Monferrand This article argues that workers’ inquiry is the political continuation of a model of Critical Theory that apprehends capital from the standpoint of its concrete effects on subjectivities. To substantiate this claim, we trace the genealogy of workers...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 533–551.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Kate Hardy; Camille Barbagallo An increasing amount of sex work in the United Kingdom is now digitally mediated, as workers and clients identify each other, agree prices and services, undertake security checks, and often make payment through various platforms and websites. Existing accounts...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2019) 118 (1): 205–214.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., at the Union building, and on major highways. Yet, the true rupture presented by the unified activism of students and workers was in the critique they presented of a neoliberalized university, hierarchical bureaucratic structures, institutional culture still defined by whiteness and dominant epistemological...