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Theorizing peripheral labor

Rethinking “surplus populations”

Tom Cowan, Stephen Campbell, and Don Kalb

Present debates concerning capitalist development in disparate regions around the world trace a story of grand social and economic transformation over the past 40 years, from planned and/or Keynesian economies dominated by labor-intensive sectors

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Lazy Labor, Modernization, and Coloniality

Mobile Cultures between the Andes and the Amazon around 1900

Jaime Moreno Tejada

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor . Proverbs 12:24. In turn-of-the-century Quito, the expanding middle-class was witness to the spectacle of a pulsating modernity, quickly unfolding in

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Labor System Experimentation in Egalitarian Intentional Communities

Mari Hanssen Korsbrekke

explore how communards imagine and act in egalitarian labor, and the social tensions produced among members in the course of establishing what an ‘egalitarian person’ is, or what is considered to be ‘egalitarian’. I argue that these topics reveal

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Plantation Memories, Labor Identities, and the Celebration of Heritage

The Case of Hawaii's Plantation Village

Cristiana Bastos

of the plantation, some of which are critical of its violence, and some of which are oblivious to it. Some are focused on technical aspects of sugar production, while others are focused on its labor force. Finally, I present in detail Hawai

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Labor and Religious Tolerance in Two Senegalese Daaras

Laura L. Cochrane

sense of community through practicing and talking about two shared values: labor and religious tolerance. While they cite their own Sufi order's teachings in these practices and discourses, the values of labor and tolerance are shared across the country

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Freemen, Free Labor, and Republican Discourses of Liberty in Early Modern England

Geoff Kennedy

This article examines the development of popular discourses of liberty as independence emerging from the struggles between peasants and landlords over the course of the late medieval and early modern periods. This discourse, relating to the aspirations of the dependent peasantry for free status, free tenure, and free labor, articulated a conception of independence that overlapped with the emerging republican discourse of the seventeenth century. However, whereas republicanism focuses almost exclusively on the arbitrary powers of the monarchical state, the popular tradition emphasizes freedom from the arbitrary powers of landlordism. After a brief introduction to the republican conception of liberty and a discussion of the dependent peasantry in England, the work of Gerrard Winstanley is presented as an innovative synthesis of popular and republican discourses of freedom as independence from the arbitrary powers of exploitation.

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Inside container economies

Hege Høyer Leivestad and Johanna Markkula

have shown us that the inner workings of global shipping—and its dependence on an essential but also racialized and replaceable labor force—remain invisible as long as the world's goods keep moving. It is only when a systemic crisis of the magnitude of

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Is Labor Green?

A Cross-National Panel Analysis of Unionization and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Camila Huerta Alvarez, Julius Alexander McGee, and Richard York

; Jorgenson et al. 2010 ; Rosa et al. 2004 , 2015 ; York 2008 ; York et al. 2003a , 2003b ). However, a gap in this research is a quantitative assessment of how the structure of labor relations—an important aspect of industrial and agricultural production

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Manufacturing Labor Discipline

Apprenticeship, Asymmetrical Knowledge, and Large-Scale Production in Britain and France, 1750–1820

Leonard N. Rosenband

and shipyards boycotted bold employers, and depended on custom and “invented traditions” to protect their skills and control of labor markets. 1 This article considers how large-scale manufacturers in several European trades attempted to increase

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In/ter/dependence: An afterword

Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff

becoming more self-determining with industrialization and its complex division of labor, humans became ever more intricately inter dependent, even if more indirectly so. Thus Durkheim's insistence that the “cult of individualism” was a modernist myth, a