Socialist Register 2001

On working classes, global realities

Socialist Register 2001 examines the concept and the reality of class as it effects workers at the beginning of the 21st Century. Theoretical contributions explore: today's old and new working classes, workers 'north' and 'south', peasants and workers, gender and the working class, migrant workers, tele-working. Other essays examine critically important regional experiences in East Asia, India, South Africa, Brazil, Iran, Russia, Europe and North America.


  • Preface by Leo Panitch & Colin Leys with Greg Albo & David Coates
  • Ursula Huws - The Making of a Cybertariat? Virtual Work in a Real World
  • Henry Bernstein - 'The Peasantry' in Global Capitalism: Who, Where and Why?
  • Beverly J. Silver and Giovanni Arrighi - Workers North and South
  • Andrew Ross - No-Collar Labour in America's 'New Economy'
  • Barbara Harriss-White & Nandini Gooptu - Mapping India's World of Unorganized Labour
  • Patrick Bond, Darlene Miller & Greg Ruiters - The Southern African Working Class: Production, Reproduction and Politics
  • Steve Jefferys - Western European Trade Unionism at 2000
  • David Mandel - 'Why is there no revolt?' The Russian Working Class and Labour Movement
  • Haideh Moghissi & Saeed Rahnema - The Working Class and the Islamic State in Iran
  • Huw Beynon & Jorge Ramalho - Democracy and the Organization of Class Struggle in Brazil
  • Gerard Greenfield - Organizing, Protest and Working Class Self-Activity: Reflections on East Asia
  • Rohini Hensman - Organizing Against the Odds: Women in India's Informal Sector
  • Eric Mann - 'A race struggle, a class struggle, a women's struggle all at once': Organizing on the Buses of L.A.
  • Justin Paulson - Peasant Struggles and International Solidarity: the Case of Chiapas
  • Judith Adler Hellman - Virtual Chiapas: A Reply to Paulson
  • Peter Kwong - The Politics of Labour Migration: Chinese Workers in New York
  • Brigitte Young - The 'Mistress' and the Maid' in the Globalized Economy
  • Rosemary Warskett - Feminism's Challenge to Unions in the North: Possibilities and Contradictions
  • Sam Gindin - Turning Points and Starting Points: Brenner, Left Turbulence and Class Politics
  • Leo Panitch - Reflections on Strategy for Labour

ISSN 0081-0606, PB 0 85036 490 6
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Posted: 6 March 2001