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[ecrea] New book - Worker Resistance and Media: Challenging Global Corporate Power in the 21st Century

Wed Jul 08 14:12:02 GMT 2015

People on this list might be interested in a new book /Worker Resistance
and Media: Challenging Global Corporate Power in the 21st Century/ by
Lina Dencik and Peter Wilkin, just published by Peter Lang Publishers
(paper-back and hard-back) as part of the Global Crises and the Media

With developments in media technologies creating new opportunities and
challenges for social movements to emerge and mobilize, this book is a
timely and necessary examination of how organized labour and workers
movements are engaging with this shifting environment. Based on
extensive empirical research into emerging migrant and low-wage workers
movements and their media practices, this book takes a critical look at
the nature of worker resistance to ever-growing global corporate power
in a digital age. Situating trade unionism in historical context, the
book considers other forms of worker organizations and unionism,
including global unionism, social movement unionism, community unionism,
and syndicalist unionism, all of which have become increasingly relevant
in a digitized world-system. At a time when the labour movement is said
to be in crisis, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in
the state of the labour movement, the future of unions, and the
possibilities for challenging corporate exploitation of workers today.

"For anyone interested in globalisation, inequality, new communications
technology and social movements, this is a book you should read. It is
lucid, anchored in empirical research, engages intelligently with
globalisation theory, and is not confined to the west. It is an
important and original book."
(James Curran, Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London)

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