Rupture: Assessing the Recomposition of the Global Working Class

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Historical Materialism Sixteenth Annual Conference

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London, England


My forthcoming edited volume of workers’ inquiries into workers struggles in 11 countries around the world raises a number of analytical and methodological questions of how to assess woring class composition. The proliferation of news reports, books, and studies of class conflict in recent years points to rising attention on a newly emerging cycle of working class struggle, the first in more than four decades. To evaluate the state of class struggle we can draw on analyses of the technical composition of capital, the social and political composition of the working class working, and the decomposition of working class power. I will provide an overview of the findings of the contributors to book using class composition theory.


Political Science