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Crisis and retirement

Alienation in Kerala's tea belt

Jayaseelan Raj

The recent economic crisis in the Indian tea industry has shattered the life of the plantation workers in the tea belt of Peermade, Kerala. They are the descendants of the Tamil “outcaste” indentured laborers who were brought to work in the colonial

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Visceral non-presence

Ethnography in the age of COVID

Jessica Brinkworth, Korinta Maldonado, Ellen Moodie, and Gilberto Rosas

about in Champaign County. The sprawling pork processing plant sits in the midst of cornfields some 17 miles north of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Until early May, workers there processed 35 million pounds of pork a month. The company

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Terry-Ann Jones

the dearth of employment prospects in São Luis, Beto decided to accompany his cousin to Guariba, where they would cut sugarcane for the next six months. Like many of the other seasonal workers, Beto’s intentions were to work for the season and save

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“Communists” on the shop floor

Anticommunism, crisis, and the transformation of labor in Bulgaria

Dimitra Kofti

gap between initial expectations and the realities of transition ( Hann and Hart 2011: 133 ), and workers often blamed “communists” for related failures. I take inspiration here from Raymond Williams’s (1983 [1976] ) Keywords in that I view

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Israel’s Recent Unionizing Drives

The Broader Social Context

Jonathan Preminger

as the social workers’ and doctors’ struggles in 2011 and the rail workers’ campaign in 2012. It also included new forms of struggle, such as that of the Ben-Gurion University cleaners, which was organized in 2007 by a coalition of human rights

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“Till I Have Done All That I Can”

An Auxiliary Nurse’s Memories of World War I

Michelle Moravec

also provided medical care for the children. The Comité relied on voluntary workers, both French and American, to tend to the children. In December 1917, shortly before Clarke began working with them, the Comité oversaw twenty-seven colonies and seven

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Alienating students

Marxist theory in action

Megan Thiele, Yung-Yi Diana Pan, and Devin Molina

broadly but also to understand the current plight of workers in contemporary society. Within the postsecondary classroom many students are preparing themselves for a full-time commitment to the labour market. For this new generation of labourers

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Sakai Magara

Activist Girl of Early Twentieth Century Japan

Barbara Hartley

to some extent to foreground the proletariat issues overlooked by the more bourgeois and middle-class activities of Shin Fujin Kyōkai (the New Woman's Society) ( Kondō 1981/Part 2 ), directly aligned itself with socialist and anti-capitalist worker

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Financialization from the margins

Notes on the incorporation of Argentina's subproletariat into consumer credit (2009–2015)

Hadrien Saiag

instead as construction workers, security guards, street vendors, taxi drivers, subcontractors for informal clothing manufactures, or a combination of daily contingent work. I compare the financial practices practiced by Rosario's working class in 2009 and

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

This article explores how a group of state employees, mainly social workers and police officers, assess threats and seek to cope with a variety of conflicting interests in their efforts to counter violent extremism (CVE) in Denmark’s second city