Challenging Global Corporate Power in the 21st Century
About the book
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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