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Labor in Culture, Or, Worker of the Worlds : Worker of the Worlds (Hardcover) (Peter Hitchcock)

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This book is a cultural critique of labor and globalization that considers whether one can represent the other. The cultural representation of labor is a challenge in how globalization is understood. Workers may be everywhere in the world but cultural correlatives are problematic. By elaborating cultural theory and practice this book examines why this might be so. If globalization unites workers via production and capital flows, it often writes over traditional or progressive forms of unity. Worlds of work have expanded in the last half century, yet labor has receded within cultural discourse. By considering critical and historical concepts in the workers’ inquiry, the subject, and value, and provocative projects in cultural representation itself, this study expands our lexicon of labor to understand more fully what “workers of the world” means under globalization. As such the book offers broad appeal to students and teachers of Global and Cultural Studies and will interest all those who take seriously how the worker is articulated at a global scale. 
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Peter Hitchcock
Language: English
Street Date: May 5, 2017
TCIN: 51563217
UPC: 9783319453989
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8206
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