Date: Fri Jun 03 2005 - 22:15:24 EDT
Fom: Robert Ross email@example.com Colleagues This material informs you about our tri-section meeting Philadelphia, coordinated by Peter Evans, Gay Seidman and myself. Please put it on your various section list-serves and newsletters and as widely as you can. Regards Robert J.S. "Bob" Ross Mini-Conference on Global Labor University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia August 12, 2005 Co-sponsored by the Sections on Political Economy of the World System; Lab or and Labor Movements; Political Sociology Registration Information (Agenda follows) In General: 1. Registration is free: but participants are implored to register so that proper room and food arrangements can be made. 2. Lunch will be free (available to pre-registrants only) and participants are strongly encouraged to attend both lunch and dinner as highly interesting events will be part of both. Thus, please see number one above. 3. Dinner tickets $10 (subsidized; pre-registration required). 1. When: Friday August 12, 9 am - 8 pm. a. Check-in registration will take place at, starting at 8:30 am Aug 12. 2. Where: University of Pennsylvania, David Rittenhouse Laboratories, at 33rd and Walnut Sts, Phila. David Rittenhouse Labs (colloquially known as DRL) is 1 block south and three blocks east from the University City Sheraton. 3. Accommodations: a. A bloc of 20 rooms will be available from August 11 at the University City Sheraton for $129/ room for up to three people per room. i. To make hotel reservations contact the University City Sheraton and mention the American Sociological Association conference to get the $129 rate. 1-877-459-1146. Deadline July 15 for this rate. b. University of Pennsylvania dorm rooms will be available for $55/night, plus 14% tax, (two night minimum - cheaper than one night at Sheraton). They will be available from Aug.11-Aug.16. i. To book, call 215-898-9319 or email: confsvcs.pobox.upenn.edu to make reservations. c. Of course, participants may use the (nonunion) ASA Convention hotels. See www.asanet.org. Mini-Conference on Global Labor Registration form Please fill out and return (by July 21) to: Snail Mail: Labor Mini--Conference c/o Robert J.S. Ross Department of Sociology Clark University 950 Main St. Worcester, MA 01610 Or Email: (Subject line: Labor Mini-Conference): firstname.lastname@example.org NAME:_________________________________________________________ Email address:____________________________________________________ Snail mail:_______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Please reserve lunch for me: YES NO Please reserve dinner for ($10 check enclosed made out to PEWS-ASA): YES NO I am book my accommodations at: ? University City Sheraton ? Penn Dorms ? ASA hotel______________ ? Other _______________________ Mini-Conference on Global Labor August 12, 2005 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia The labor and globalization conference, August 12, will be held in David Rittenhouse Laboratories, at 33rd and Walnut Sts, Phila. David Rittenhouse Labs (colloquially known as DRL) is 1 block south and three blocks east from the University City Sheraton. Cosponsored by the Political Economy of the World System, Labor and Political Sociology Sections of the American Sociological Association 8:30 - 9:00 - coffee/continental breakfast 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Fred Block (UC-Davis), Political Sociology Section Dan Clawson (UMass-Amherst), Labor Section Robert J.S. Ross (Clark University), Political Economy of the World Section 9:15 to 11:00 Session 1: Archetypal Global Industries I: Textiles and Apparel Gay Seidman (UW-Madison), chair Edna Bonacich (UC-Riverside), "The Logistics Revolution, Its Consequence for Labor, and the New Vulnerabilities it Creates" Victoria Carty (Niagara University), "Labor Struggles, New Social Movements, and America's Favorite Pastime: New York Workers Take on New Era" Robert J.S. Ross (Clark University), "Freeing the Slaves to Fashion" Ian Robinson (University of Michigan), comment Session 2: Archetypal Global Industries II: Auto Peter Evans (UC-Berkeley), chair Adriana Bohm (Delaware County Community College), "The UAW and Race within the Context of Cooperation & Globalization." Jeff Rothstein (UW-Madison), ""Opportunity or Threat?: Autoworker Union Approaches to Globalization in Mexico and the Midwest" Lu Zhang (Johns Hopkins), "Hegemonic Regime? Globalization, Market Reform and Changing Labor Politics in China's Automobile Industry Mark Anner (Penn State), comment (not yet confirmed) 11:15- 1:00 Session 3: Community and Contingency in the Service Sector. Peter Evans (UC-Berkeley), chair Bridget Kenny, (University of the Witwatersrand), "Local divisions of labor and the global service sector: Global lessons from contingent labor in East Rand (South Africa) food retailing labor market" . Jennifer Jihye Chun (UC-Berkeley), "Contesting Urban Marginality: Organizing Low-wage Service Workers in Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea" Marina Karides (Florida Atlantic University), "Claiming Space and Globalizing Streets: Street Vendors and Transnational Resistance to Capitalist Expansion" George Gonos (SUNY-Potsdam), comment Session 4: Identity and Resistance in Center and Periphery Dan Clawson (UMass-Amherst), chair Kathleen Schwartzman (University of Arizona), " The Global Chicken: Immigration and the New American Dilemma" Jay Arena (Tulane), "Race, Class, and Globalization: The Case of the Charleston 5 Dockworkers" Ligaya Lindio-McGovern (Indiana University), "Filipina Domestic Workers Around the World" Ruth Milkman (UCLA), comment 1:15 - 2:15 LUNCH: 2:30 - 4:15 Session 5: Transnational Labor Regimes + Cross Border Organizing Wilma Dunnaway (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University), chair Kaan Agarten (Binghamton), "Organizing Labor Across Borders: The European Union and The Turkish Experience" Jennifer Bickham-Mendez and Marina Prieto-Carron (Central American Women's Network) "Maquilas and Hispanic Workers in the SouthEast" (working title) Sarah Hernandez (New College of Florida), "Agricultural Unions Crossing the Border: Union Collaboration Between FLOC and SNTOAC" Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico), comment Session 6: Emerging Economies & Repressed Labor: Mexico & China Robert J.S. (Clark), chair Nancy Plankey Videla (Texas A&M University), "Limits to industrial upgrading in Mexico's garment and textile industry before and after China's entrance to the WTO" Carolina Bank Munoz (Brooklyn College), "The Tortilla Behemoth: Sexualized Despotism And Women's Resistance in A Multinational Mexican Tortilla Factory" Ching Kwan Lee (University of Michigan), "Labor Politics in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt" Wai Kit Choi (UC-Irvine), "Modes of Labor Control and Capitalist Development in Two Global Cities: Shanghai and Hong Kong" Beverly Silver (Johns Hopkins), comment Session 7: Patterns of Counter-hegemonic Mobilization Bill Gamson (Boston College), chair Suzanne Franzway (University of South Australia) and Mary Margaret Fonow (Arizona State University), "Feminism and Transnational Labor Advocacy" Christopher Chase-Dunn (UC-Riverside), Ellen Reese, Teivo Teivainen - "Labor and the Other Movements in the Global Polity" Laura Raynolds (Colorado State), "Fair Trade / Fair Labor: Movement Strategies for Fostering Global Worker Rights" Peter Evans (UC-Berkeley) and Anna Wetterberg (UC-Berkeley), "Labor Protest in the Global South at the Turn of the Millennium" Fred Block (UC-Davis), comment 4:30 to 6:00 PM Session 8: Reflections and General Discussion on Labor as a Global Actor Peter Evans (UC-Berkeley), chair + moderator Panelists: Dan Clawson (UMass-Amherst) Gay Seidman (UW-Madison) Beverly Silver (Johns Hopkins) 7:00PM -- 9:00 PM: DINNER and panel discussion Robert J.S. (Clark), moderator Jeff Hermanson, AFL-CIO Solidarity Office Neva Makgetla, Congress of South African Trade Unions Scott Nova, Workers Rights Consortium >From 9:00 PM onwards -- PARTY!!!
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