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Thursday 23rd April 2020

Cancelled: Monopsony Capitalism Book Launch w/ Ashok Kumar

— PRSC
Bristol Launch for Monopsony Capitalism: Power and Production in the Twilight of the Sweatshop Age
time:18:30
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'Just as the dynamics of capitalism shuts down opportunities for labour organizing, it can also open up new possibilities. In this important book Ashok Kumar traces the history and geographical spread of the garment industry, how retailers have secured ever more power that has led to the restructuring of the global production chain and increased the structural power of the most exploited workers. Exemplary engaged research that challenges the fatalism accompanying neoliberalism.' Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley

'The sweatshop economy is pervasive in today's global capitalism. Ashok Kumar charts its evolution, shows how market power is becoming concentrated, and also charts the rise of worker resistance which exploits vulnerabilities in the new production systems.' Richard Hyman, London School of Economics and Political Science

'A major theoretical and empirical contribution to our understanding of the evolving state of contemporary global industrial capitalism.' David Harvey, City University of New York

'With surgical precision, Ashok Kumar opens up key sites in global supply chains to rigorous investigation and offers urgent insights about how sweatshops work, and how they might work differently. Powerful and profoundly illuminating, this book is a must-read for all those concerned with labour and its movements, and supply chain capitalism and its alternatives.' Deborah Cowen, University of Toronto

'Unlike many a book on capitalism and labour, Ashok Kumar not only goes global, but also, most significantly, moves into the innards of the most labour-intensive sectors. Thus, beyond the familiar narratives of exploitation, he proposed a theory of monopsony power in global value chains which brings together the inner logics of capital and the collective power of workers in analysing the evolution of the sweatshop.' Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, New York

Bar open at 6:30pm, 7pm start

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