Working Usa - Special Issue On Labor Migration And Film

Tabel of contents, December 2013

WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society


Saër Maty Bâ, Guest Editor

Summary Notes

The essays for December 2013 are devoted to a critical, analytic engagement with varied ways in which 'Film' intersects with 'Labor', and 'Migration'. Approaches from the perspective of activist filmmaking, cultural/film journalism, screen-media academics and independent scholars, identify how these uneven intersections operate in the 20th and 21st Centuries, as well as their geo-political impact on cultures and cinemas as varied as Swedish, French, Brazilian, and Australian. The Working Class, and Labor, constitute an overarching feature of, and preoccupation in, the essays which, overall, articulate their theses through issues such as: the figure of the migrant; gender; race, and ethnicity; trade unionism; film/cinema as genre; re-thinking film (Studies, theories, practices); and radical/Marxist/Marxian readings.

Table of Contents

1. When Labor and Migration Dis-Place Film: Sketch of an Idea (pages 449-456)
Saër Maty Bâ, independent researcher and writer, UK

2. Class, Ethnicity, and Immigration in Sweden: Two Films, Two Strategies (pages 457-470)
Daniel Lindvall, Editor-in-Chief, Film International

3. Aimless Roam: The Worker as a Permanent Intruder in Brazilian Cinema (pages 471-486)
Alfredo Suppia, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil

4. The Condition of the Working Class: Representation and Praxis (pages 487-503)
Mike Wayne and Deirdre O'Neill, Inside Film, UK

5. Roll Out the Red Carpet: Australian Nurses on Screen (pages 505-523)
Cathy Brigden (RMIT University, Australia) and Lisa Milner (SC University, Australia)

6. Class Struggle and Religious Difference in the Workplace: The Politics of Representing Islam in Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche's Dernier maquis (2008) (pages 525-536)
Will Higbee, University of Exeter, UK


7. Central Labor Councils: A Vehicle for Building Labor Union/Community Alliances?(pages 537-542)
Bill Fletcher Jr., The Institute for Policy Studies, USA


8. The Emancipated Spectator - By Jacques Rancière; Chávez: The Revolution Will Not be Televised: A Case Study of Politics and the Media - By Rod Stoneman (pages 543-551)
Vian Bakir, Bangor University, Wales

9. Migration in Contemporary Hispanic Cinema - By Deveny and Thomas G. (pages 551-553)
Natália Pinazza, Birkbek College, University of London

10. Migration Documentary Films in Post-war Australia - By Liangwen Kuo (pages 553-555)
Steve Presence, University of Bristol, UK

11. Mexico, Nation in Transit: Contemporary Representations of Mexican Migration to the United States - By Christina L. Sisk (pages 555-558)
Mariano Paz, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

12. Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present - By Mark Pittinger (pages 558-560)
Laura Hapke, New York City College of Technology

13. La lotta di classe dopo la lotta di classe. Intervista a cura di Paola Borgna - By Luciano Gallino (pages 560-563)
Mauro Stampacchia, University of Pisa, Italy

14. Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America - By Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui (pages 563-566)
Paul Bocking, York University, Canada

15. The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire - By Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin (pages 566-571)
Paul Bocking, York University, Canada

16. Murder of a Post Office Manager - By Paul Felton (pages 571-573)
Leo Parascondola, William Paterson University, USA

[Cross-posted, with thanks, from H-Labor]