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Labor, Class, and the International System

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Authors:

Alejandro Portes and John Walton

Labor, Class, and the International System

Book1981

 

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Alejandro Portes and John Walton

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    1 - Introduction

    Pages 1-20

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    2 - International Migration: Conditions for the Mobilization and Use of Migrant Labor under World Capitalism

    Pages 21-65

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    3 - Unequal Exchange and the Urban Informal Sector

    Pages 67-106

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    4 - Ideologies of Inequality and Their Transformation in the Periphery: The Case of Latin America

    Pages 107-135

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    5 - The Internationalization of Capital and Class Structures in the Advanced Countries: The United States Case

    Pages 137-185

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    6 - Conclusion

    Pages 187-197

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    References

    Pages 199-219

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    Index

    Pages 221-230

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Labor, Class, and the International System explores the interface between the labor process, class structure, and the global requirements of accumulation as a necessary complement to the analysis of capital and dominant institutions and focus on this interaction to clarify some of the apparent contradictions and bring the general models in line with empirical reality. The book provides analysis of concepts and hypotheses derived from general theory with available empirical knowledge on each particular topic. Each chapter addresses problem areas namely, international migration; pre-capitalist modes of production and the reproduction of the urban labor force; and dominant ideologies of inequality and class structure. Sociologists, political scientists, economists, researchers, and students of international studies will find the book very interesting and insightful.

Labor, Class, and the International System explores the interface between the labor process, class structure, and the global requirements of accumulation as a necessary complement to the analysis of capital and dominant institutions and focus on this interaction to clarify some of the apparent contradictions and bring the general models in line with empirical reality. The book provides analysis of concepts and hypotheses derived from general theory with available empirical knowledge on each particular topic. Each chapter addresses problem areas namely, international migration; pre-capitalist modes of production and the reproduction of the urban labor force; and dominant ideologies of inequality and class structure. Sociologists, political scientists, economists, researchers, and students of international studies will find the book very interesting and insightful.

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ISBN

978-0-12-562020-8

Language

English

Published

1981

Copyright

Copyright © 1981 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Authors

Alejandro Portes

Department of Social Relations, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

John Walton

Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis California