Friday, October 2nd, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to a panel discussion for the launch of Struggle in a Time of Crisis (Pluto Press & University of Chicago Press), edited by Nicolas Pons-Vignon and Mbuso Nkosi.
It is becoming increasingly clear that class struggle is at the core of the crisis which started in 2007. The victory of neoliberalism is closely related to two decades of successful attacks on trade unions, in particular in the west. Progressive research is more than ever needed in order to inform and energise anti-neoliberal struggles.
Struggle in a Time of Crisis is a global collection of essays by an array of contributors from the Global Labour Column. Its goal is to provide insights into the dynamics of neoliberalism and its persistence – it will stimulate debates about the continued impact of the crisis, focusing on labour as both a victim and a crucial social force which can push for an alternative. Examples of the subjects it covers include the Indonesian Sportswear Industry, Chinese construction companies in Africa, mining in South Africa, job quality in Europe, globalised ‘T-shirt economics’ and the marketisation and securitisation of UK international aid, amongst many others.
Vivek Chibber, Department of Sociology, NYU
Stephanie Luce, City University of New York
Nicolas Pons-Vignon, Senior Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa – editor of Struggle in a Time of Crisis
Carol Anne Spreen, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NYU
Ilan Strauss, New School for Social Research – contributor to Struggle in a Time of Crisis