Ours to Master and to Own Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present

ISBN-10: 160846119X
ISBN-13: 9781608461196
Edition: 2011
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List price: $29.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 7/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Dario Azzellini: Dario Azzellini is a political scientist and lecturer at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, writer and documentary director based in Berlin and Caracas. He holds a PhD in political sciences at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Germany) and is finishing a PhD in sociology at the BUAP in Puebla (Mexico). His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary militancy, migration and racism, people’s power and selfadministration, workers control and extensive case studies in Latin America. He served as Associate Editor for the The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present, published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2009 and was primary editor for Latin America, the Spanish Caribbean, and the new left in Italy. He serves as Associate Editor for WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society and for Cuadernos de Marte, an academic publication about war sociology by the University of Buenos Aires. He published several books, essays and documentaries about social movements, privatization of military services, migration and racism, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia and Venezuela. Among them The Business of War (Assoziation A 2002), a book about privatization of military services, translated an published in Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, France, Indonesia, Italy, Spain and Venezuela.  Azzellini is a documentary filmmaker.  His latest documentary "Comuna under construction" (2010) examines worker councils in Venezuela. Azzellini has been invited to conferences in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. More information on his publications and work is available at: www.azzellini.net. Immanuel Ness: Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.  He holds a PhD in Political Science from the CUNY Graduate Center. His research and writing focuses on social and revolutionary movements, labor militancy, and migrant worker resistance to oppression. Ness just completed Guest Workers, Corporate Despotism and Resistance,(forthcoming University of Illinois Press) a book that examines the rise of guest workers from the globalSouth in the US and labor opposition to employer abuses.  He is also working on a number of projects on labor struggles, global migration, and the rise of syndicalism He is author of an anthology of contemporary labor: Real World Labor, with Amy Offner and Chris Sturr (Dollars & Sense).  His book, titled Immigrants, Unions, and the U.S. Labor Market, published in the spring of 2005 by Temple University Press is now in its 3rd printing. Ness has been invited to speak throughout the world (Asia, Europe, North America, South America) and at numerous academic conferences, including the American Political Science Association, and frequently invited to speak on low-wage labor, immigrants, and workers centers at conferences and universities the U.S. and abroad.  He is editor of the peer-review quarterly journal, Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, a peer review quarterly journal that examines labor and work from a socialist perspective.  Ness is General Editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (forthcoming, Blackwell 2012).  Ness is founder of the Lower East Side Community Labor Organization, an autonomous activist organization in New York City.  In 2005, his 4-volume work: Encyclopedia of American Social Movements received Outstanding Reference Source, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association.  The work is selected as best reference for 2005 from Library Journal. He is editor of International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell 2009) and co-editor with Aaron Brenner and Benjamin Day of Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History (Sharpe 2009).  He received awards and acclaim for his other reference works, including Encyclopedia of Th

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Workers' Councils: Historical Overview and Theoretical Debate
Workers' Control and Revolution
Workers' Councils in Europe: A Century of Experience
The Red Mole: Workers' Councils as a Means of Revolutionary Transformation
The Political Form at Last Discovered: Workers' Councils against the Capitalist State
Workers' Councils and Self-Administration in Revolution: Early Twentieth Century
From Unionism to Workers' Councils: The Revolutionary Shop Stewards in Germany, 1914-1918
The Factory Committee Movement in the Russian Revolution
Factory Councils in Turin, 1919-1920: �The Sole and Authentic Social Representatives of the Proletarian Class�
Workers'Democracy in the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1937
Workers' Control under State Socialism
Yugoslavia: Workers' Self-Management as State Paradigm
Give Us Back Our Factories! Between Resisting Exploitation and the Struggle for Workers' Power in Poland, 1944-1981
Anticolonial Struggle, Democratic Revolution, and Workers' Control
Workers'Control in Java, Indonesia, 1945-1946
From Workers' Self-Management to State Bureaucratic Control: Autogestion in Algeria
The Limits and Possibilities of Workers' Control within the State: Mendoza, Argentina, 1973
Workers' Councils in Portugal, 1974-1975
Workers' Control against Capitalist Restructuring in the Twentieth Century
Workers' Control and the Politics of Factory Occupation: Britain, 1970s
Workers' Direct Action and Factory Control in the United States
�Hot Autumn�: Italy's Factory Councils and Autonomous Workers' Assemblies, 1970s
Recipe for Anarchy: British Columbia's Telephone Workers' Occupation of 1981
Workers' Control, 1990-2010
Workers' Control in India's Communist-Ruled State: Labor Struggles and Trade Unions in West Bengal
Argentinean Worker-Taken Factories: Trajectories of Workers' Control under the Economic Crisis
Workers'Control under Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution
Brazilian Recovered Factories: The Constraints of Workers' Control
Editor Biographies
Author Biographies
Index

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