Saturday, 21 November 2015

Invite to Book Launch: Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class

Place: Humanities Common Room, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Campus
Time: 26 November 2015; 4:30pm for 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: Professor Immanuel Ness (City University of New York)
Title of the book:  Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class (Pluto Press: 2015)
The book: The product of extensive firsthand field research, Southern Insurgency paints a picture of the new industrial proletariat in the Global South—a group that lives a precarious, frightening existence yet at the same time offers hope for new approaches to solidarity and the anti-capitalist struggle.
Biography:
Immanuel Ness is Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, United States and Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. His research is on labor and social movements in contemporary globalized capitalism. He is author and editor of numerous books on labour and worker struggles including an eight volume international encyclopedia on protest and revolution. 
    When Ness isn't lecturing students in New York, he travels to cities in the global south to help build anti-capitalist networks among the most marginalized segments of society. Recently, he was a lead organizer in a demonstration that commemorated the three year anniversary of the Marikana massacre at the South African consulate in New York City on 16 August 2015. 
Discussants: Peter Alexander (University of Johannesburg) and Vishwas Satgar (Witwatersrand University).
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