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Ness, Immanuel

Works: 87 works in 441 publications in 2 languages and 16,211 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Immanuel Ness
The encyclopedia of strikes in American history by Aaron Brenner( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 2,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strikes have been part of American labor relations from colonial days to the present, reflecting the widespread class conflict that has run throughout the nation's history. Against employers and their goons, against the police, the National Guard, local, state, and national officials, against racist vigilantes, against their union leaders, and against each other, American workers have walked off the job for higher wages, better benefits, bargaining rights, legislation, job control, and just plain dignity. At times, their actions have motivated groundbreaking legislation, defining new rights for all citizens; at other times they have led to loss of workers' lives. This comprehensive encyclopedia is the first detailed collection of historical research on strikes in America. To provide the analytical tools for understanding strikes, the volume includes two types of essays - those focused on an industry or economic sector, and those focused on a theme. Each industry essay introduces a group of workers and their employers and places them in their economic, political, and community contexts. The essay then describes the industry's various strikes, including the main issues involved and outcomes achieved, and assesses the impact of the strikes on the industry over time. Thematic essays address questions that can only be answered by looking at a variety of strikes across industries, groups of workers, and time, such as, why the number of strikes has declined since the 1970s, or why there was a strike wave in 1946. The contributors include historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and philosophers, as well as current and past activists from unions and other social movement organizations. Photos, a Topic Finder, a bibliography, and name and subject indexes add to the works appeal
Guest workers and resistance to U.S. corporate despotism by Immanuel Ness( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing the corporate structures behind exploitative migrant labour programs, this book investigates the use of guest workers in the United States, the largest recipient of migrant labour in the world
Immigrants, unions, and the new U.S. labor market by Immanuel Ness( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Palauan and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, New Yorkers have been surprised to see workers they had taken for granted-Mexicans in greengroceries, West African supermarket deliverymen and South Asian limousine drivers-striking, picketing, and seeking support for better working conditions. Suddenly, businesses in New York and the nation had changed and were now dependent upon low-paid immigrants to fill the entry-level jobs that few native-born Americans would take. Immigrants, Unions, and the New U.S. Labor Market tells the story of these workers' struggle for living wages, humane working conditions, and the
Encyclopedia of American social movements( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive range of social movements is treated in 16 broad categories, from civil rights and women to antiwar protests and global justice. Timely entries on the Fair Trade Coffee campaign and the anti-sweatshop movement highlight current issues, while the section on antiwar movements covers everything from early Quaker pacifism to protests of the current U.S. intervention in Iraq. Students researching antebellum abolitionists, the history of gay-rights movements, or the development of conservative American politics will find useful and authoritative information."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005
Encyclopedia of American social movements by Immanuel Ness( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines every social movement in American history, covering each movement's goals, tactics, and impact, as well as its successes and failures."
Southern insurgency : the coming of the global working class by Immanuel Ness( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The site of industrial struggle is shifting. The West needs to look further if it wants to understand how workers' self-organization is developing in countries it too often ignores. Across the Global South, peasant communities are forced off the land to live and work in harsh and impoverished conditions. Inevitably, new methods of combating the spread of industrial capitalism are evolving in ambitious, militant and creative ways. Southern Insurgency will lead the way in examining these organizations in the contemporary era. Immanuel Ness looks at three key countries: China, India and South Africa. In each case he considers the broader historical forces at play -- the effects of imperialism, the decline of the trade union movement, the class struggle and the effects of the growing reserve army of labor. For each case study, he narrows his focus to reveal the specifics of each grassroots insurgency: the militancy of the miners in South Africa, the new labor organizations in India and export promotion and the rise of worker insurgency in China. A result of intensive, dedicated firsthand research, at the heart of Southern Insurgency is a study of the nature of the new industrial proletariat in the Global South - a terrifying, precarious existence - but also one of experimentation, solidarity and struggle. -- Provided by publisher
Journal of labor and society( )

in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of third parties in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended to be an accessible yet comprehensive resource for readers seeking information about all major and most minor third political parties or candidates in American history, as well as major independent canadacies."--Introduction
New forms of worker organization : the syndicalist and autonomist restoration of class-struggle unionism by Immanuel Ness( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bureaucratic labor unions are under assault throughout the world. Most unions have surrendered the achievements of the mid-twentieth century, when the working class was a militant force for change throughout the world. The decline of labor unions has exposed workers throughout the world to capitalist absolutism, where trade unions are unable to defend workers' interests. As unions implode and weaken, workers are independently forming their own unions, rooted in the tradition of syndicalism and autonomism--and unions rooted in the tradition of self-directed action are auguring a new period of class struggle throughout the world. In Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, workers are rejecting leaders and forming authentic class-struggle unions rooted in sabotage, direct action, and striking to achieve concrete gains. This is the first book to compile workers struggles on a global basis, examining the formation and expansion of radical unions in the Global South and Global North. The tangible evidence marshaled in this book serves as a handbook for understanding the formidable obstacles and concrete opportunities for workers challenging neoliberal capitalism, even as the unions of the old decline and disappear."--Publisher's website
Encyclopedia of interest groups and lobbyists in the United States by Immanuel Ness( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about a variety of organizations, arranged alphabetically within such groupings as Agriculture, Environmental, Health, Labor, and Political, Ideological and Religious
The encyclopedia of global population and demographics by Immanuel Ness( Book )

30 editions published between 923 and 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population and demographic statistics for the world
Book of world city rankings by John Tepper Marlin( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world cities by Immanuel Ness( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of 132 cities around the globe. For each city, a national map indicates its location, and the text describes its location, population, history, government, economy, transportation, health care, education, housing, and cultural attributes. A statistical profile summarizes data about each city
Race and labor matters in the new U.S. economy( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this powerful new work, Marable, Ness, and Wilson maintain that contrary to the popular hubris about equality churned out by the capitalist class, race is entrenched and more divisive than any time since the Civil Rights Movement. Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy asserts that all advances in American race relations have only evolved through conflict and collective struggle. The foundation of the class divide in the United States remains, while racial and ethnic segregation, privilege, and domination, and the institution of neoliberalism have become a detriment to all workers.r
The international encyclopedia of revolution and protest : 1500 to the present by Immanuel Ness( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8-volume set is a comprehensive resource covering the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years, throughout the modern era of mass movements. The first historical encyclopedia of its kind, it contains: Specially commissioned entries in A-Z format, from an internationally diverse editorial board and contributors; Clear, concise explanations of events and larger social movements, and biographies of key people, ranging from 250 to 5000 words; Summaries of major uprisings and protest movements: the ideas, ideologies, and activists that propelled them, how they unfolded, their roots, goals, tactics, and influence, and their successes and failures; Over 150 photographs, figures, and maps. - Publisher
Ours to master and to own : workers' control from the commune to the present by Dario Azzellini( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition. Ripe with lessons drawn from historical and contemporary struggles for workers' control, Ours to Master and to Own is essential reading for those struggling to create a new world from the ashes of the old.--
Central labor councils and the revival of American unionism : organizing for justice in our communities by Immanuel Ness( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines the re-emergence of Central Labor Councils and how they are being utilized as effective bodies to help rejuvenate the labour movement. The book combines a history of CLCs in America since the early 19th century with case studies by CLC leaders from across America
The new urban immigrant workforce : innovative models for labor organizing by Sarumathi Jayaraman( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides tangible evidence of immigrants' eagerness for collective action and organizing. A useful text for labor-relations and immigrant studies, this book takes into account the debates in the fields of labor studies, urban studies, sociology, and political science
The encyclopedia of global human migration( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive reference work on migration with over 500 entries arranged in a convenient A-Z format, and a prehistory section with over 50 thematically organized essays. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration provides a complete exploration of the prominent themes, events, and theoretical underpinnings of the movements of human populations from prehistory to the present day. It includes thematic interpretations and theories of migration, as well as the significant contemporary scientific discoveries and scholarly interpretations that have reshaped the way historians and social scientists analyze and map the past. The online version offers powerful searching, browsing, and cross-referencing capabilities. The content of the encyclopedia is available via the links in the left-hand menu on this page
Global Perspectives on Workers' and Labour Organizations( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book broadens the research on the underworld of precarious and not-represented workers, through a selection of original case studies from across the globe written by leading experts. The book unveils the working conditions affecting this vast labour force that is so important to capital accumulation in the global age. It also helps us to understand the forms and processes of organization that these groups of workers, almost on an everyday basis, put in place to improve their working conditions and lived experiences."--Publisher's website
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The encyclopedia of strikes in American history
Guest workers and resistance to U.S. corporate despotismImmigrants, unions, and the new U.S. labor marketThe encyclopedia of third parties in AmericaEncyclopedia of interest groups and lobbyists in the United StatesThe encyclopedia of global population and demographicsEncyclopedia of world citiesRace and labor matters in the new U.S. economyThe international encyclopedia of revolution and protest : 1500 to the present
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Immanuel Ness Organiser of low-wage workers, labour activist and ma democratic socialist political dissident Author of labor works on revolutionary socialism and working class protest, and the rights of migrant workers.

English (215)

Palauan (1)