Beverly Silver

Forces of labor - Beverly J Silver

Recasting labor studies in a long-term and global framework, the book draws on a major new database on world labor unrest to show how local labor movements have been related to world-scale political, economic, and social processes since the late nineteenth century.

Through an in-depth empirical analysis of select global industries, the book demonstrates how the main locations of labor unrest have shifted from country to country together with shifts in the geographical location of production.

Still Working: Book Reviews

Processed World reviews Modern times, ancient hours by Pietro Basso, Forces of Labour by Beverly Silver and The trouble with music by Mat Callahan.

Aufheben review of Beverley Silver's Forces of labor

Libertarian Marxist magazine Aufheben reviews Beverly Silver's 2003 study of workers' movements in key industries Forces of labour: Workers' movements and globalisation since 1870.

Introduction

Silver Debate: Worker's Power and Operaism

The following article asks what will come out of Operaism. It asks on the basis of the current debates around the subject and on the theses of Beverly J. Silver in her book "Forces of Labor".

[see other articles on the debate on Silver's theses in ppnews #2 and #3; online at http://libcom.org/library/interview-beverly-j-silver and http://libcom.org/library/wildcat-preface-beverly-silver-forces-of-labor]. The German version of this article was published in Analyse und Kritik, no. 500, November 2005 [see http://www.akweb.de/ak_s/ak500/07.htm].

1930-present: Labour unrest and the successive geographical restructuring of the world automobile industry

Militant: Flint strikers occupation, 1937

Beverly Silver traces the growth of workers power in the auto industry and the resultant outsourcing of industry to lower wage areas of the globe, where workers organised again and fought for better conditions, effectively spreading a militant workers' movement across the globe.

INTRODUCTION

Interview with Beverly J. Silver

Text of an interview with Beverly Silver about her book, Forces of Labor.

In the last issue we published the translators’ preface for the German edition of Beverly J. Silver’s book “Forces of Labor”[1]. The author came to Germany in early June 2005 to present the book. This is an interview for the German magazine “Analyse + Kritik” [http://www.akweb.de]

Wildcat Preface: Beverly Silver, ‘Forces of Labor’

Beverly Silver

Wildcat Germany explain why they translated Beverly Silver’s book ‘Forces of Labor’, which traces workers struggles since the 1860s.

[i]Comrades from Wildcat have just published the German translation of Beverly Silver’s book ‘Forces of Labor’.