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Choke Points

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by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Immanuel Ness

Pluto Press

5/23/2018, paperback

SKU: 9780745337241

 

The global economy seems indomitable. Goods travel all over the globe, supplying just-in-time retail stocks, keeping consumers satisfied and businesses profitable.
But there are vulnerabilities, and Choke Points reveals them--and the ways that workers are finding ways to make use of the power that those choke points afford them. Exploring a number of case studies around the world, this book uncovers a little-known network of resistance by logistics workers worldwide who are determined to contest their exploitation by the forces of global capital. Through close accounts of wildcat strikes, roadblocks, and boycotts, from South China to Southern California, the contributors build a picture of a movement that flies under the radar, but carries the potential to force dramatic change.
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson is associate professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach and the author of Solidarity Forever?: Race, Gender, and Unionism in the Ports of Southern California. Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at the City University of New York and the author of several books, including Southern Insurgency, also published by Pluto.
About the Author:
Jake Alimahomed-Wilson is associate professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach and the author of Solidarity Forever?: Race, Gender, and Unionism in the Ports of Southern California.
Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at the City University of New York.