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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 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. A...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 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 (1 January 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 (1 January 2012) 111 (1): 195–204.
Published: 01 January 2012
... S T the D A Y Peter Rachleff ​“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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 2013
... 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 (1 January 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 (1 April 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. The...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 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 (1 April 2019) 118 (2): 444–456.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Davide Gallo Lassere; 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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 741–761.
Published: 01 October 2012
... of labor corners. This essay explores how these regressive tendencies—which have constituted a deregulatory “gravitational pull” on labor standards—have been met by resurgent forms of worker advocacy, organizing, and campaigning in contingent labor markets. Worker centers are at the heart of this...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 172–178.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Ralph Litzinger This essay introduces recent efforts by activists, NGOs, and academics to investigate and report on the working conditions for Chinese workers along Apple’s supply chain in China. Tracking the “suicide express” at the Foxconn factory complex in Shenzhen in 2010, the work of the Hong...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2013) 112 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Tim Pringle This essay contrasts the scattered resistance of Chinese urban workers to the restructuring of state-owned enterprises at the turn of the century with the long march of migrant workers from victims to subjects. I argue that the “functional authoritarian” nature of the Chinese state and...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 July 2015) 114 (3): 535–552.
Published: 01 July 2015
... area of knowledge engaging with the lived realities of creative workers and the forms of subjectivation occurring in forms of labor, we bring together existing accounts addressing the politics of cultural work and the findings of our “Metropolitan Factory” research project. The research project, based...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 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...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2012) 111 (4): 783–802.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., understanding, valorization, and inhabitation of the times of life and their relations in a global economy in which the “production time” of capital has encompassed all of life. Drawing on the social contexts of undocumented immigrants, guest workers, refugees, and displaced persons, I elaborate on differential...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2017) 116 (2): 327–343.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of the 1960s to help think about the (electrical) grid in the time of climate change. To be sure, theorists, activists, and artists associated with radical movements in Italy perceived of their primary struggle as between labor and capital, workers and the Fordist factory. Environmental concerns were...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 October 2017) 116 (4): 884–892.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Sophie Smith The political condition of the US-Mexico border has been deemed a homeland security crisis by governing authorities and a crisis of death and disappearance by aid workers and activists. As the US Border Patrol delivers temporary and permanent military-style policing structure to armor...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2018) 117 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 April 2018
... well as their efforts to organize communities through worker centers in US cities. Adapting an approach from popular education, the essay argues that day laborers are cultivating temporally inventive modes of activity through worker centers that displace work as the primary social value, even though...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 April 2009) 108 (2): 239–247.
Published: 01 April 2009
... which equally endorse the creativity of the worker and deny the fundamentally social character of labor. We argue that the underlying conformism of strands of radical theory that valorize immaterial labor needs to be replaced by forms of disciplined intellection that can account for the ever...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (1 January 2010) 109 (1): 147–158.
Published: 01 January 2010
... principle among the workers, the youth, and women among all segments of Sudanese society. The SCP's strong presence politically is testimony to its enduring appeal. This appeal is proof of the weakness of Adlan's argument for the SCP's dissolution, which would hold the Sudanese people hostage to right-wing...