WorldCat Identities

Ness, Immanuel

Works: 104 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 19,392 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Reference works  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Dictionaries  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN57, 303.484097303
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Immanuel Ness
The encyclopedia of strikes in American history by Aaron Brenner( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,899 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 1,499 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
Encyclopedia of American social movements by Immanuel Ness( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume set examines every social movement in American history - from the great struggles for abolition, civil rights, and women's equality to the more specific quests for prohibition, consumer safety, unemployment insurance, and global justice
Immigrants, unions, and the new U.S. labor market by Immanuel Ness( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Palauan and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the lives of immigrant workers, both on the job and off
Southern insurgency : the coming of the global working class by Immanuel Ness( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,119 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
Choke points : logistics workers disrupting the global supply chain by Immanuel Ness( )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at case studies across the world to uncover a network of resistance by these workers who, despite their importance, often face vast exploitation and economic violence. Covering action including wildcat strikes, organized blockades and boycotts, the author's explore diverse case studies ranging from dockworkers in South China and Chile to logistics sector workers in Southern California and Turkey"--Back cover
Encyclopedia of American social movements( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 999 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
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 995 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
Journal of labor and society( )

in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of third parties in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 784 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
Encyclopedia of interest groups and lobbyists in the United States by Immanuel Ness( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 595 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
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 542 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.--
Book of world city rankings by John Tepper Marlin( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of global population and demographics by Immanuel Ness( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the world's population in each of the 194 countries of the world, emphasizing the world's population at the end of the 20th century and predictions for the next 50 years
Race and labor matters in the new U.S. economy( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 445 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 )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 421 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
Encyclopedia of world cities by Immanuel Ness( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 375 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
Central labor councils and the revival of American unionism : organizing for justice in our communities by Immanuel Ness( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 368 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
Solidarity unionism : rebuilding the labor movement from below by Staughton Lynd( )

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

Solidarity Unionism is critical reading for all who care about the future of labor. Drawing deeply on Staughton Lynd's experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, OH, and on his profound understanding of the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), Solidarity Unionism helps us begin to put not only movement but also vision back into the labor movement. While many lament the decline of traditional unions, Lynd takes succor in the blossoming of rank-and-file worker organizations throughout the world that are countering rapacious capitalists and those comfortable labor leaders that think they know more about work and struggle than their own members. If we apply a new measure of workers' power that is deeply rooted in gatherings of workers and communities, the bleak and static perspective about the sorry state of labor today becomes bright and dynamic. To secure the gains of solidarity unions, Staughton has proposed parallel bodies of workers who share the principles of rank-and-file solidarity and can coordinate the activities of local workers' assemblies. Detailed and inspiring examples include experiments in workers' self-organization across industries in steel-producing Youngstown, as well as horizontal networks of solidarity formed in a variety of U.S. cities and successful direct actions overseas. This is a tradition that workers understand but labor leaders reject. After so many failures, it is time to frankly recognize that the century-old system of recognition of a single union as exclusive collective bargaining agent was fatally flawed from the beginning, and doesn't work for most workers. If we are to live with dignity, we must collectively resist. This book is not a prescription but reveals the lived experience of working people continuously taking risks for the common good
The new urban immigrant workforce : innovative models for labor organizing by Sarumathi Jayaraman( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 352 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.06 for The encycl ... to 0.53 for The intern ...)

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 StatesOurs to master and to own : workers' control from the commune to the presentThe encyclopedia of global population and demographicsRace and labor matters in the new U.S. economyThe international encyclopedia of revolution and protest : 1500 to the present
Alternative Names
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.

Immanuel Ness schrijver

English (185)

Palauan (1)