The latest book from LabourStart
Publication date: December 2016
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The Strangers Among Us:
A collection of 10 essays edited by Joseph B. Atkins. Compelling insight from 10 writers around the world about migrant workers' rising consciousness of their rights and ability to assert those rights in a global economy that seems to place all power in the hands of mega-corporations. From tobacco workers in North Carolina to Vietnamese domestic workers in Taiwan and the network of organizations that support them, a movement is emerging that will pose a growing challenge to neoliberal rule. 136 pages.
About the author
Joseph B. Atkins, a veteran journalist, labor writer, and professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press (University Press of Mississippi, 2008) and the novel Casey’s Last Chance (Sartoris Literary Group, 2015), and editor/contributing writer of The Mission: Journalism, Ethics and the World (Iowa State University Press, 2002).
ContentsForeword by Bill Chandler Introduction by Joseph B. Atkins NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA CHAPTER ONE "Workers aren’t a disposable product. They are the sole reason why everyone in this country has food on their table.” - The Story of Eulogio Solanoa - As told to author-photographer David Bacon CHAPTER TWO The Coalition of Immokalee Workers: Grassroots Politics in the Age of Corporate Media by Silvia Giagnoni EUROPE, NORTH AFRICA AND BEYOND CHAPTER THREE How LabourStart Campaigns Globally for Workers Rights by Eric Lee CHAPTER FOUR Moroccan Migrant Workers in Gibraltar Win Rights with Help from Friends by Daniel Blackburn THE MIDDLE EAST CHAPTER FIVE Two Years Turn into Twenty One: “Temporary Migrants” in Israel Answer Back through Local Activism by Angie Hsu ASIA CHAPTER SIX India's Movable Workforce by Sindhu Menon CHAPTER SEVEN Migrant Workers Struggle to Survive in China by Nancy Yan Xu CHAPTER EIGHT Japan’s Ethnic Koreans: “Good Koreans or Bad Koreans, Kill Them Both!” by Takehiko Kambayashi CHAPTER NINE Singapore: Citadel of Neoliberalism by Joseph B. Atkins POSTSCRIPT The Immigrants' Tango in Argentina by Joseph B. Atkins