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A wage is more than a simple fee in exchange for labor, argues Geoff Mann. It is also a political arena in which working people's identity, culture, and politics are negotiated and developed. Mann examines struggles over wages to reveal ways in which the wage becomes a critical component in the making of social hierarchies of race, gender, and citizenship. Taking three wage disputes in the natural resources industry as his case studies, Mann demonstrates that wage negotiation is not simply emblematic of economic conflict over the distribution of income but also represents critical contests in the cultural politics of identity under capitalism.

About the Author

Geoff Mann is assistant professor of geography at Simon Fraser University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1 The Wage, Cultural Politics, and the West

2 Against Equilibrium: The Politics of Measure

3 What's a Penny Worth?: Wages, Prices, and the American Working Man

4 What's in a Day's Wage?: Raced Work and the Social Production of Skill

5 Who Is a Wage Worker?: Worker-Producers and the Wage-Price

6 The Wage and Workers' Interests

Conclusion: The Wage, Our Daily Bread

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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Hemasari, May 30, 2009 (view all comments by Hemasari)
This is the good cover design and title of a book can be made. For trade unionist like myself, it's cocretely give an anthusiasm to have a look more and of course read. The illustration of the lining working class is suitable with the title: our daily bread. The title itself giving strong identity for anyone of working class to feel that the book is telling about their own story and inquiries.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807858318
Author:
Mann, Geoff
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
History
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Working class - West (U.S.) - History -
Subject:
West (U.S.) - Economic policy - 20th century
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
labor; working class; California; U.S. West; wages; interests; Karl Marx; Antonio Gramsci; trade unions; class; race; whiteness; fishermen; oil workers; forest workers; Oil Workers International Union; International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
California
Subject:
U.S. West
Subject:
Wages
Subject:
interests
Subject:
Karl Marx
Subject:
Antonio Gramsci
Subject:
Trade-unions
Subject:
class
Subject:
Race
Subject:
whiteness
Subject:
Fishermen
Subject:
oil workers
Subject:
forest workers
Subject:
Oil Workers International Union
Subject:
International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
Piero Sraffa
Subject:
cultural politics
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Siskiyou County
Subject:
Strikes
Subject:
wage negotiation
Subject:
wage determination
Subject:
Western History
Subject:
Political Economy
Subject:
cultural economy
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
International Fishermen a
Subject:
nd Allied Workers of America
Subject:
International Union
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2, 2 illus.
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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