Labour Under Globalization

Labour Under Globalization
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Labour Under Globalization

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content, from traditional working class power. Traditional power of the working class flows from its location within the capitalist class structure. Eric Olin Wright 2000 makes a distinction between associational and structural working-class power. Structural power accrues to the working-class by virtue of its location within the economic institutions of
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Harvey 2005 comes into conflict with the legitimate claim of petty producers to reproduce their subsistence. Here, two different economic systems are pitted against each other, each taking to the broader society its own moral claims the capitalist economy representing itself as the vehicle of progress and development and the petty producers championing a human being's inalienable right to survival.
Webster et al 2008 12-13 extends Silver's argument by introducing the concepts of symbolic power and logistical power, which are forms of associational and structural power, respectively. Symbolic power draws its strength from taking moral claims in the workplace and articulating them as general social claims . Logistical power is a kind of structural power that takes matters out of the workplace and onto the landscape where workplaces are located by blocking transportation roads and communication internet lines essential to production. Both symbolic power and logistical power takes resistance to capital outside the capital-labour relation itself and into the public domain Fine 2006 .
Structural power of excluded labour emanates from its ability to encroach on the domain of capital squatting becomes the new form of resistance. Squatting has traditionally been the tactic resorted to by the urban poor for reproduction of their life processes. In an age when the life process and the labour process are so intricately enmeshed for a growing part of the labouring population, squatting provides the compelling image of resistance to capital. As capital