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Capitalism and Unfree Labour

Robert Miles

Capitalism and Unfree Labour

Anomaly or Necessity?

by Robert Miles

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Published by Tavistock Books .
Written in English


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Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL7500198M
ISBN 100422792500
ISBN 109780422792509

Synopsis Unfree labor has not disappeared from advanced capitalist economies. In this sense the debates among and between Marxist and orthodox economic historians about the incompatibility of capitalism and unfree labor are moot: the International Labour Organisation has identified forced, coerced, and unfree labor as a contemporary issue of global concern.   Brass’s detailed theoretical exposition of the connection between capitalism and labour (un)freedom – including his attempted history of the concept and a critical examination of various Marxists have conceptualized unfree labour -- has enriched my own Cited by:

Historically, capitalism has always integrated various forms of unfree labour, including chattel slavery, convict labour and debt bondage. Contrary to purported wisdom, these forms of exploitation have not disappeared during the twentieth century. Fascist. Labour regime change in the twenty-first century: unfreedom, capitalism, and primitive accumulation. [Tom Brass] where class struggle is global, capitalists employ unfree workers. Labour-power as commodity Read more Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. unfreedom, capitalism.

It shows how global capitalism regulates different stages of the process within an interconnected system of economic dispossession, the construction of an illegal status, border control, labour exploitation and processes of underdevelopment. This is summarised as a regime of ‘unfree labour mobility’. It shows how global capitalism regulates different stages of the process within an interconnected system of economic dispossession, the construction of an illegal status, border control, labour exploitation and processes of underdevelopment. This is summarised as a regime of 'unfree labour mobility'.


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Neoliberal Labour Markets. That the compulsion in legally unfree labour is often harsher than in “free” wage labour does not mean that the latter does not also involve compulsions that make the option of avoiding even the most disagreeable jobs an unrealistic alternative.

Hunger or the loss of one’s home can be powerful weapons against a. E-BOOK EXCERPT. Unfree labor has not disappeared from advanced capitalist economies. In this sense the debates among and between Marxist and orthodox economic historians about the incompatibility of capitalism and unfree labor are moot: the International Labour Organisation has identified forced, coerced, and unfree labor as a contemporary issue of global concern.

Capitalism and Unfree Labour: Anomaly or Necessity. [Miles, Robert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Capitalism and Unfree Labour: Anomaly or Necessity?Cited by: Get this from a library. Capitalism and unfree labour: anomaly or necessity?.

[Robert Miles] -- Robert Miles deals with the historical continuity of forms of unfree labour in parallel with the emergence and reproduction of free, waged labour, offering a theoretical explanation drawing on.

Capitalism and Unfree Labour by Robert Miles,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(2).

By Todd Gordon, (originally posted here) The last several decades has witnessed a sharp increase in legally unfree or coerced labour in the Global North and Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Sectors such as agriculture, construction, caregiving, truck driving, and light manufacturing amo.

Labour historians have traditionally somewhat neglected the problem of coerced labour. Focusing on so-called «free» wage labourers, their living conditions, cultures and struggles, they implicitly supposed a more or less unilinear development from unfree to «free» labour to have taken place under the influence of emerging capitalism.

BOOK REVIEWS Capitalism and Unfree Labour: Anomaly or Necessity?, by Robert Miles. New York and London: Tavistock, $ Pp. Capitalism is a system, according to Marx, based fundamentally on the exploitation of wage labor.

Why then, has capitalism not succeeded in sweeping away all forms of coerced, or unfree, and non-wage labor. “Unfree Labour systematically shows how rapacious capitalists and the state thrive and secure profits through the systematic subordination of women, nonwhite, and migrant labourers.

The chapters document that exploitation, so reminiscent of feudalism and early capitalism are ever-present in our modern capitalist system in the West.

Buy Capitalism and Unfree Labour Reprint by Miles, Robert (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Robert Miles.

Contrary to the expectations of liberal and neoclassical economists, as well as many Marxists, the deepening and extension of capitalism appears to be heightening the prevalence of unfree labour.

Saying that capitalism would and does exist in most of the world without unfree labor however is the very point I am challenging – here, in the tradition of Marxist thinkers like Yann Moulier-Boutang who wrote a voluminous book to document exactly how dominant unfree forms have been through most of capitalism’s history.

Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and Unfree Labour Article in Critical Sociology 45(2) April with 88 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Todd Gordon. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

According to editors Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, the issue is not whether slavery itself was or was not capitalist but, rather, the impossibility of understanding the nation's spectacular. We propose to show two things: on the one hand, it shall be argued that so-called “primitive” accumulation of capital takes place in a continuous, or ongoing manner; on the other hand, in order to accurately identify the contemporary role of forms of unfree labor, it is necessary to take the same approach as found in my previous work on the constitution of historical wage-labor.

Labour markets have been restructured to render labour more flexible and precarious, and in Canada as in other high-income capitalist labour markets, employers are relying on migrant and immigrant workers as "unfree labour." This book explores labour migration to Canada and how public policies of temporary and guest worker programs function in.

This book offers an explanation for this phenomenon that is based on close analysis of the contradictory economic and political agendas that create and constrain labour migration. It shows how global capitalism regulates different stages of the process within an interconnected system of economic dispossession, the construction of an illegal.

Analysing a 21st century capitalism though the lens of class struggle confirms that today unfree workers are more profitable to employ but no less efficient than their counterparts who are free.

Deskilling combined with a reserve army that is global in scope makes it possible for capitalists to use such production by: Unfree Labour and its Persistence into the Capitalist Era: A Critical Review of Recent Books by Robert Miles and Robin Cohen reviewed by Bob Currie The New Helots: Migrants in the International Division of Labour by Robin Cohen; Capitalism and Unfree Labour: Anomaly or Neccessity.

by Robert Miles. Global Capitalism, "Unfree Labour," and Labour Migration While conditions of "free" wage labour were central to Marx's () understanding of the uniqueness of capitalism, and despite free wage labour being the predominant condition of labour within capitalist economies, free wage labour may coexist with conditions of "unfree" wage labour in Author: Aziz Choudry.

Capitalism, Neoliberalism and Unfree Labour Although most labour rights activists readily identify the status of these migrant workers as legally unfree, there is, however, a deeper form of unfreedom and coercion in the labour market that deserves much more attention than it receives in discussions of unfreedom.

The free market of capitalism is unfree for labour, since fair exchange depends on equality, and will require an international movement to fully dismantle.

It has been suggested that the call for a basic income and land value tax, something which I consider to be a ‘starter kit’ for securing our rights and freedoms, constitutes little more.The link between economic and political freedoms has been supported for a long time, and Milton Friedman's "Capitalism and Freedom" is one of the more important texts in that intellectual tradition.

The central thesis of this book is that the private ownership and enterprise, rather than the government controlled services, is the true guarantor /5.