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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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The solidarity of labour and the labour of solidarity [Commission on Global Transformations and Marxian Anthropology]

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Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 29 Aug 15:30 - 17:15

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"What are the prospects for labour solidarity within and beyond national boundaries nearly four decades after Solidarność, in the present era of employment precarity and anxiety, and right-wing populisms? Is solidarity rendered impossible, or is it assuming new forms under the flexible, individualising work regimes of today? Has the notion of labour solidarity become selective, as the scapegoating of populations of supposed economic competitors for work becomes widespread? What are the prospects for solidarity with and among residual, ‘surplus’ populations? How international are present day labour movements? What are the principles that ground labour solidarity work in those locations where it is actively being pursued? What are the hidden histories of labour solidarity and the meanings that they have gathered over time? This panel calls upon participants to address these and other related questions as they pertain to their various anthropological contexts."

Conveners

  • P 55.1
    • Dr. Mathur, Chandana (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
    • Dr. Kasmir, Sharryn (Hofstra University)
    • Dr. Powell, Kathy (National University of Ireland, Galway)

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Reading, Pennsylvania was one of the wealthiest cities in the US in the 1920s, but is now one of the poorest. It is a deindustrialize city in the US rustbelt, where an organized, industrial working class has declined since the 1970s, while new immigrant workers have repopulated the city. Reading now has a majority (approximately 80%) Latinx population. This paper looks at organizing, identity-maki ... More
Presented by Dr. Sharryn KASMIR on 29/8/2019 at 15:30
My presentation focuses on mid-19th Century transatlantic labor solidarities facilitated by interactions and cooperation among the Abolitionist, Chartist, and Irish Land Rights Movements. Drawing upon Frederick Douglass' involvements and colaborations with all three movements, I examine how key words, such as of emancipation and freedom, entered into the lexicon of labor and socialist movements vi ... More
Presented by August CARBONELLA on 29/8/2019 at 16:30
Transantionalization of labour and capital increasingly demands to look at the nascent and processes of labour solidarity across borders, in mobile and multi-anchored spaces. This paper seeks to understand labour solidarity as it unfolds in the context of posted work mobility regime. Posted work is one of the flagship and more controversial projects of European integration. It involves the transna ... More
Presented by Dr. Anna MATYSKA on 29/8/2019 at 15:50
This introduction will state the case for an urgent consideration of the prospects for labour solidarity within and beyond national boundaries nearly four decades after Solidarność, in the present era of employment precarity and anxiety, and right-wing populisms. Is solidarity rendered impossible, or is it assuming new forms under the flexible, individualising work regimes of today? Has the noti ... More
Presented by Dr. Chandana MATHUR
This paper examines the prospects for solidarity with residual, ‘surplus’ populations, prospects which seem especially distant when considering migrant labour. Migrant populations from Central America currently moving through Mexico to the US, for example, can be viewed as an exodus from capitalist depredation and the ‘gore’ capitalism that it generates, and as a struggle both to labour an ... More
Presented by Kathy POWELL on 29/8/2019 at 16:10
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