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Worker Resistance and Media

Challenging Global Corporate Power in the 21st Century

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Lina Dencik and Peter Wilkin

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.
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We would like to thank everyone we interviewed for this book for their time and kind generosity. Particular thanks to the New York IWW branch for hosting us during our fieldwork in New York City and to Cardiff University for awarding a grant that allowed us to carry out fieldwork in South east Asia. We would also like to thank Simon Cottle for his encouragement of the project and Mary Savigar at Peter Lang Publishing for her support in getting it published.

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