Punching out and other writings - Martin Glaberman, edited by Staughton Lynd

Punching out and other writings - Martin Glaberman, edited by Staughton Lynd

A great collection of the writings of former-auto worker Martin Glaberman, edited and introduced by Staughton Lynd, published in 2002. Covering topics such as life on the production line, the unions and methods of struggle.

Contents

1. The trade union movement

  • Punching out
  • The left-wing committeeman
  • Be his payment high or low
  • An injury to all (a review)
  • The labour movement is not dead
  • Walter Reuther and the decline of the American labour movement

2. The working class

  • Marxism, the working class and the trade unions
  • The Negro and the American labour movement (a review)
  • Black cats, white cats, wildcats
  • Imperialism and the Metropolitan working class
  • Work and working class consciousness
  • Back to the future: the continuing relevance of Marx

3. Revolutionary moments

  • Student unrest
  • The new left
  • Toward an American revolutionary perspective
  • Poland and Eastern Europe
  • The Marxism of CLR James
  • Reflections on Marxism and the politics of CLR James

4. Selected factory songs of Mr Toad

  • Appendix: the writings of Martin Glaberman, a preliminary bibliography
  • Sources

We heartily recommend you buy this book

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Comments

Chilli Sauce
Jun 14 2014 16:53

Great addition to the library!

Tyrion
Jun 14 2014 22:43

Any chance of getting this in ePub/mobi format? Looks really interesting

Steven.
Jun 14 2014 23:48
Tyrion wrote:
Any chance of getting this in ePub/mobi format? Looks really interesting

That would be great, but someone would have to OCR it. It wouldn't be that big a job as most of it is probably on libcom anyway (or elsewhere online) as individual articles, but there are some which aren't yet. If someone wanted to do it though we would really appreciate it

Juan Conatz
Jun 15 2014 03:29

One of my favorite books

Aunty Jack
Jun 16 2014 03:32

This looks great! Is there anywhere at all the book can be found in hard copy? Can't find it anywhere at all online or in libraries.

Chilli Sauce
Jun 16 2014 15:30

Looks like Amazon's got it:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/191-9410427-1746006?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=glaberman%20punching%20out

Although if I recall correctly, Thoughtcrime Inc published it quite recently, although it appears there site is down at the moment.

redsdisease
Jun 17 2014 04:39
Chilli Sauce wrote:

Looks like Amazon's got it:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/191-9410427-1746006?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=glaberman%20punching%20out

Although if I recall correctly, Thoughtcrime Inc published it quite recently, although it appears there site is down at the moment.

The thoughtcrime pamphlet is just the essay 'Punching Out' without any of the other works in that book. The full book is listed on amazon, but not available.