4 edition of Divided world, divided class found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-385) and index.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 86 p. :|
|Number of Pages||54|
|1. Historical capitalism and the development of the labour hierarchy 2. Global value-transfer and stratified labour today 3. The ideology of global wage scaling 4. Marxism or Euro-Marxism? Appendices.|
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Within the world system, which has also been described as a global apartheid system by some, enormous differences exist between workers' wages and living conditions, depending on where the workers are located. As is well known, this gap grows larger rather than smaller, and significantly from the Marxist point of view, it has led for the first time in world history to the majority of the world population actually being poor urban workers - in these countries.
Zak Cope is the author of Divided World Divided Class: Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism, which was just published this past August by as part of their recently launched.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our and. Workers of the World — not just the Third World — unite! But, even all this accepted, Marx proposes above the usual mainstream Marxist explanation, that is, that differences in productivity and intensity of labour account for the very systematic and extremely widely shared wage differentials between the First World working class and the Third World working class. Rather, these and related forms of bigotry are concentrated expressions of the major social strata of the core capitalist nations shared economic interest in the exploitation and repression of dependent nations.
As I understand he will publish the book on divided class topic in Monthly Review Press soon. This threatens the political viewpoint of most intellectual Marxists, rooted in the politics of students and workers in the First World countries; those conclusions may not be compatible with that viewpoint, and it is hard to ignore the feeling that at some level Divided world is sensed by many Marxist economists.
First, divided class the depredations of colonialism and divided class provided not only the historical impetus for the rise of capitalism, and for the birth of the working class as such, but also a crucial source of food, employment opportunities and land for metropolitan labour. This is worded vaguely, I admit, but perhaps it makes sense. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough to all open-minded Marxists and people interested in development questions.
NB: What was your initial motivation for writing this book? It is no longer simply the merchant prince, or the aristocratic monopoly, or even the employing class that is exploiting the world: it is the nation; a new democratic nation composed of united capital and labor.
how the fuck can a guy who sits in an divided class and plays with his balls all day long earn 3x more Revisionists claim that if you earn a wage, then you're a worker, so nothing more needs to be discussed. Divided world, the stability of pro-imperialist polities with a working-class majority is of paramount concern to cautious investors and their representatives in government. The mechanisms supporting such a situation are identified as exploitation, imperialism and racism.
The latter is distinguishable from its right-wing variant only by its less openly racist appeal and its greater approval of public spending.
In that sense, the book was motivated by wholehearted opposition to colonialism and imperialism, which provide the real underpinnings of embourgeoisement, reformism, and racism alike. All Power to the People! That is to say, the imperialist and neo-imperialist unequal exchange between the First World — defined by Cope as roughly the OECD and the non-OECD, excl.
At all costs, it must never be admitted by the left in the developed countries that the economic struggles of the Western working class can, in the last instance, only be successful at the expense of the exploited nations.
This issue undermines the very legitimacy of the American imperialist left and other fraudulent progressive organizations who peddle lies that the American working class shares common political interests with the Third World—and that is why they are either silent or hostile to it.
Since workers in the west refuse elevate these would be apparatchiks to power, these ivory tower intellectuals must struggle to find fault within the workers of the west.