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Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Challenging Global Capitalism

Labor Migration, Radical Struggle, and Urban Change in Detroit and Turin

Authors: Pizzolato, N.

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In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Detroit and Turin were both sites of significant political and social upheaval. This comparative and transnational study examines the political and theoretical developments that emerged in these two "motor cities" among activist workers and political militants during these decades.

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Nicola Pizzolato is Research Fellow in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Since 2003 he has been researching and writing on the interplay between racial representations, political identity, and social protest in American history and has published articles in journals such as the International Review of Social History, Labor History, Quaderni Storici, and Contemporary European History.

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"A tale of two (motor) cities, a tale of two industries, a tale of two immigrant groups, southern Italians and southern African-Americans and their struggle in the era of the rise and fall of Fordist production - and all told with remarkable scholarship and passion. A vindication of the transnational approach." - Donald Sassoon, author of One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century

"For anyone who seeks to understand postwar migrations, the evolution of Fordist production, and the politics that informed and upended each, Nicola Pizzolato's new transnational study of ordinary people's challenges to the burgeoning global capitalism of the twentieth century is essential reading. Not only does Pizzolato shine important new light on the rich relationships that existed between, and the vibrant protests that were waged by, workers and activists in both Italy and the United States, but he also makes clear that their shared critique of capitalist exploitation shaped the cities, workplaces, and political possibilities of the twentieth century in ways we all must bear in mind when considering our future." - Heather Ann Thompson, Associate Professor of History, Temple University, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenging Global Capitalism
Book Subtitle
Labor Migration, Radical Struggle, and Urban Change in Detroit and Turin
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31170-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137311702
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-31169-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45705-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 252
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