[OPE-L:6834] Re: Re: Cyrus Bina

From: Cyrus Bina (binac@mrs.umn.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 28 2002 - 17:14:22 EST

Dear Paulo,

Thanks for your gracious welcome.  I think you are asking about the content
of my Labor book, Beyond Survival: Wage Labor in the Late Twentieth Century.
If so, the Table of Content is as follows:

Introduction--Beyond Survival: Toward the Revitalization of Labor, Bina,
Clements, and Davis
1. Wage Labor and Global Capital: Global Competition and Universalization of
the Labor Movement, Bina and Davis
2. Labor and Today's Global Economic Crisis: A Historical View, D. C. Ranney
3. Political Entrepreneuralism: Deregulation, Privatization, and the
"Reinvention of Government," L. Clements
4. The Swedish Model: From the Cradle to the Grave, N. Eiger
5. Labor Relations and the Social Structure of Accumulation: The Case of
U.S. Coal Mining, M. I. Naples
6. Shop Floor Relations: The Past, Present, and Future of Mass Production,
D. Fairris
7. An Alternative Strategy: Lessons from the UAW Local 6 and FE, 1946-52
8. Lean and Mean: Work, Locality, and Unions, P. Garrahan and P. Stewart
9. The Future is Already Here: Deskilling of Work in the "Office of the
Future," V. Mogensen
10. Management Resistance to Change: A Case of Computer Information Systems,
E. Bernard
11. Legal Challenges Against Plant Closings: Eminent Domain, Labor, and
Community Property Rights, D. Schultz
Selected Bibliography
About the Editors

Best wishes,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Francisco Paulo Cipolla" <cipolla@sociais.ufpr.br>
To: <ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 10:01 AM
Subject: [OPE-L:6828] Re: Cyrus Bina

> Hi Cyrus, welcome to the Ope-l. The title of the book you co-edited
> me. Would you please send us the table of contents, even if briefly
> Thank you,
> Paulo
> P.S. I have been thinking about how a marxian book on labor economics
> look like and came to the following points
> I. Inclusion
> 1. exploitation
> 2. forms of wages and exploitation
> II. Exclusion
> 3. technological change and exclusion (industrial reserve army)
> 4. exclusion and self-employment
> 5. historicam transformation in the composition of the resenve army
> IV. labor process and forms of control
> 6. technological change, labor process and forms of control over labor
> V. Differentiation
> 7. competition and wage differentials
> 8. wage differentials and different rates of exploitation
> I would like to hear from our colleagues what they think would compose a
> of contents of a book on labor economics.
> Paulo
> ope-l administrator wrote:
> > Cyrus Bina" <binac@mrs.umn.edu>, from the University of Minnesota, has
> > joined OPE-L.
> >
> > Here he tells us a little about his interests:
> > -------------------------------------
> > My work includes
> > The Economics of the Oil Crisis (St. Martin's, 1985), in which I have
> > originally developed Marxian Theories of Oil Rents, Oil Crisis, and
> > Globalization of the Oil Industry.  I also extended those theories to US
> > foreign policy elsewhere.  I have written extensively about the 'Pax
> > Americana' and its demise due to the forces of globalization, and
> > of US hegemony (ala Gramsci).  Since  mid-1980s, I have been working on
> > the notions of 'globalization,' 'technological change,' and 'skill
> > formation' in capitalism.  And labor co-editor, Beyond Survival: Wage
> > Labor in the Late Twentieth Century, M.E. Sharpe, 1996).  Finally, I am
> > also specialized on Political Islam and Iran (co-editor, Modern
> > Capitalism and Islamic Ideology in Iran, Macmillan, 1992).
> > -------------------------------------
> >
> > Cyrus: welcome aboard!
> >
> > In solidarity, Jerry
> >
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