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Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society

Labor in Culture, Or, Worker of the World(s)

Authors: Hitchcock, Peter

  • Acknowledges the continuing transformation of labor without either romanticizing its past formations nor idealizing its current constellations 
  • Reads labor’s absence/presence at the volatile meeting point of theories of the subject, representation, and value—an analytic that has not to this point been attempted on the question of labor’s relationship to globalization
  • Offers a critical template on literature, photography, and film that can be extended to other forms in provocative ways  
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This book is a cultural critique of labor and globalization that considers whether one can represent the other. The cultural representation of labor is a challenge in how globalization is understood. Workers may be everywhere in the world but cultural correlatives are problematic. By elaborating cultural theory and practice this book examines why this might be so. If globalization unites workers via production and capital flows, it often writes over traditional or progressive forms of unity. Worlds of work have expanded in the last half century, yet labor has receded within cultural discourse. By considering critical and historical concepts in the workers’ inquiry, the subject, and value, and provocative projects in cultural representation itself, this study expands our lexicon of labor to understand more fully what “workers of the world” means under globalization. As such the book offers broad appeal to students and teachers of Global and Cultural Studies and will interest all those who take seriously how the worker is articulated at a global scale. 

About the authors

Peter Hitchcock is Professor of English at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA. He is also the Associate Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics. His books include Dialogics of the Oppressed, Oscillate Wildly, and The Long Space.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • An Inquiry of Labor

    Hitchcock, Peter

    Pages 3-45

  • The Worker Subjects

    Hitchcock, Peter

    Pages 47-74

  • On the Cultural Representation of Labor (Value)

    Hitchcock, Peter

    Pages 75-100

  • Sensing Class in John Berger’s “Into Their Labors” Trilogy

    Hitchcock, Peter

    Pages 103-132

  • A Gift: Workers to Sebastião Salgado

    Hitchcock, Peter

    Pages 133-190

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45399-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45398-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Labor in Culture, Or, Worker of the World(s)
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45399-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45399-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45398-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 248
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