The global capitalism perspective is a unique research program focused on understanding relatively recent developments in worldwide social, economic, and political practices related to globalization. At its core, it seeks to contextualize the rearticulation of nation-states and broad geographic regions into highly interdependent networks of production and distribution, and in so doing explain consequent changes in social relations within and between countries in the contemporary era. The present volume contributes to this effort by focusing on social class formation across borders via the processes and actors that make globalized capitalism possible.
The essays presented here offer a wide range of emphases in terms of the particular lenses and evidence they use. They cover such topics as the emergence of a transnational capitalist class-based fascist regime responding to the structural crises of global capitalism as well as the links between global class formation and the US racial project as it relates to electoral politics and demographic changes in the US South.
This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.
Table of Contents
1. Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation 2. Global Capitalism and its Anti-‘Human Face’: Organic Intellectuals and Interpretations of the Crisis 3. Transnational Capitalist Class: What’s Race Got to Do With It? Everything! 4. Networks of Cognitive Praxis: Transnational Class Formation from Below? 5. The New Structuring of Corporate Ownership 6. Translateral Politics, Class Conflict, and the State 7. The Icon Project: The Transnational Capitalist Class in Action
Jason Struna is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of California Riverside. His dissertation is titled, ‘Handling Globalization: Labor, Capital, and Class in the Globalized Warehouse and Distribution Center’, and is based on ethnographic research on warehouse workers in Southern California.