RC44 Roundtable I.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: 315
RC44 Labor Movements (host committee)

Language: English

This panel aims at comparing experiences and developing support networks among labor sociologists in central, peripheral and semi-peripheral countries across the globe. We particularly focus on capitalist peripheries and invite scholars/activists who undertake attempts to labor sociology under hostile conditions of authoritarian and post-authoritarian and new neoliberal regimes. The discussion during the panel will provide insights into mechanisms of rebirth of labor sociology in the countries in which it was repressed in the past (e.g. as a result of authoritarian socialism or military dictatorships) and thereafter became a subject of neoliberal attacks. Our goal is to document similarities and differences across the countries in the centre and peripheries of capitalist system with respect to the situation of labor sociology and to discuss the possibilities of its revitalization in cooperation with labor activists, community groups and social movements.


    Labor Sociology in Capitalist Peripheries
    Organizer:  Adam MROZOWICKI
    Structural and Associational Power in the New Global Order
    Organizer:  Jamie MCCALLUM
    Does Economic Growth Mean Ecological Catastrophe? Challenges for Labour?
    Organizers:  Nora RATHZEL , Jacklyn COCK and David UZZELL
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