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Transforming Classes

Socialist Register 2015

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335 pagesPaperback ISBN: 978-1-58367-481-9 Forthcoming in December 2014

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For more than half a century, the Socialist Register has brought together some of the sharpest thinkers from around the globe to address the pressing issues of our time. Founded by Ralph Miliband and John Saville in London in 1964, SR continues their commitment to independent and thought-provoking analysis, free of dogma or sectarian positions. Transforming Classes is a compendium of socialist thought today and a clarifying account of class struggle in the early twenty-first-century, from China to the United States.

Provisional Table of Contents

Susan Ferguson & David McNally, “Precarious Migrants: Gender, Race And The Social Reproduction Of A Global Working Class”

Lin Chun, “The Language Of Class In China”

Achin Vanaik, “India’s Landmark Election”

Supriya Roy Chowdhury, “Bringing Class Back In: Informality In Bangalore”

Samantha Ashman & Nicolas Pons-Vignon, “NUMSA, The Working Class and Socialist Politics In South Africa”

Fuat Ercan & Şebnem Oğuz, “From Gezi Resistance To Soma Massacre: Capital Accumulation and Class Struggle In Turkey”

Joel Beinin & Marie Duboc, “The Egyptian Workers’ Movement Before and After The 2011 Popular Uprising”

Andreas Bieler & Roland Erne, “Transnational Solidarity? The European Working Class In The Eurozone Crisis”

Ricardo Antunes, “The New Morphology Of The Working Class In Contemporary Brazil”

Timothy David Clark, “Class Transformations In Chile’s Capitalist Revolution”

George Wright, “The Olympic Ruling Class”

John McCullough, “The Middle Class In Hollywood”

Randy Martin, “What Has Become Of The Professional Managerial Class?”

Hugo Radice, “Class Theory And Class Politics Today”

Labor And The Left In The USA: A Symposium

Kim Moody & Charles Post, “The Politics Of US Labor: Paralysis And Possibilities”

Jane McAlevey, “Forging New Class Solidarities: Organizing Hospital Workers”

Steve Williams & Rishi Awatramani, “New Working Class Organization And The Social Movement Left”

Mark Dudzic & Adolph Reed, Jr., “The Crisis Of Labor And The Left In The United States”

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Leo Panitch and Greg Albo are Professors in the Department of Political Science at York University, Toronto.