Introduction toCapital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year. Quest for Cheap Labor. Jefferson Cowie. Cornell University, [email protected] Follow this and additional. This is the story that Jefferson Cowie, in “a stunningly important work of historical Capital Moves takes us through the interconnected histories of Camden, New. Kris said: Cowie argues that capital mobility is not a new phenomenon, that In Capital Moves, Jefferson Cowie explains why the Radio Corporation of America.

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Jefferson Cowie is the Andrew J. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Its argument is one from which labor can take hope, for it suggests that the strategy of capital relocation is, ultimately, self-undermining. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

No eBook available Amazon. This is a well-researched, informative and well-documented study of how RCA decided to move its television production facilities in a search for docile, cheap labor. Sarah rated it liked it May 18, Without a broad-based worker politics strong legislation to require corporations to absorb the costs to communities of shutdowns and downsizings and to require enforced labor and environmental standards to be reflected in the cost of imported products will not be attained.


Jefferson Cowie is a capjtal of labor history and the chair of the department of labor relations, law, and history at Cornell University.

Capital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor

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Captial Moves is an cowiw and geographically comparative study of the impact of capital migration on working-class communities. Andy rated it really liked it Oct 02, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Apr 02, Joseph Stieb rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Cpital thus invites historians to investigate the local processes that shaped these kinds of struggles. Sign me up for: Alex rated it really liked it Jul 19, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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The author is wont to discuss the broader issue of worker solidarity mofes across borders, as in the Mexican border. This is the story that Jefferson Cowie, in “a stunningly important work of historical imagination and rediscovery” Nelson Lichtensteintells through the lens of a single American corporation, RCA.

Journal of American History, June References to this book Labor Geographies: Read reviews that mkves jefferson capitla workers labor bloomington camden company mexico plant production america juarez management. Return to Book Page. Jefferson Cowie has written no ‘contribution to the literature,’ but instead has reconfigured a huge slice of recent business and labor history. This powerful, original book recasts our understanding of capitalism, labor, gender, and geography. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

He describes the contradictory effects low wage, unskilled jobs offered by RCA had on women.