Can the Working Class Change the World?

Yates, Michael D.
Publisher:  Monthly Review Press
Year Published:  2018  
Pages:  218pp   ISBN:  9781583677100
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX23144

A look at how the working class and its allies can oppose capitalism to bring radical change.

Abstract: 
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Publisher's description:

In his timely and innovative book, Michael D. Yates asks if the working class can, indeed, change the world. Deftly factoring in such contemporary elements as sharp changes in the rise of identity politics and the nature of work, itself, Yates wonders if there can, in fact, be a thing called the working class. If so, how might it overcome inherent divisions of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, location - to become a cohesive and radical force for change? Forcefully and without illusions, Yates supports his arguments with relevant, clearly explained data, historical examples, and his own personal experiences. This book is a sophisticated and prescient understanding of the working class, and what all of us might do to change the world.


Table of Contents:

1. The Working Class
2. Some Theoretical Considerations
3. Nothing to Lose but Their Chains
4. What Hath the Working Class Wrought?
5. The Power of Capital is Still Intact
6. Can the Working Class Radically Change the World?

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