Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745337241 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9780745337258 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Choke Points

Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain

Edited by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness

Choke Points

Edited by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745337241 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9780745337258 Published May 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The global economy seems indomitable. Goods travel all over the globe, supplying just-in-time retail stocks, keeping consumers satisfied and businesses profitable.
            But there are vulnerabilities, and Choke Points reveals them—and the ways that workers are finding ways to make use of the power that those choke points afford them. Exploring a number of case studies around the world, this book uncovers a little-known network of resistance by logistics workers worldwide who are determined to contest their exploitation by the forces of global capital. Through close accounts of wildcat strikes, roadblocks, and boycotts, from South China to Southern California, the contributors build a picture of a movement that flies under the radar, but carries the potential to force dramatic change.
 

Review Quotes
Brett Neilson, Western Sydney University
“Beyond analyzing logistical choke points as abstract sites for capital to route around or locations in which workers acquire untimely power, the essays collected in this volume take us straight into these crucial nodes of labor struggle. Choke points in global supply chains are revealed as spaces of hazard and calculation, violence and negotiation, victory and loss, passion and organization.”
 
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