THEME: Building Democratic Trade Unions
TITLE: International Labor and Working-Class History (ILWCH): Workers’ Education and the Global Labor Movement
EDITED BY: Michael Merrill and Susan J. Schurman
PUBLISHED BY: International Labor and Working-Class History (ILWCH) / Cambridge University Press, 2016
WHO IS THIS FOR? This series of articles can be used by trade union educators, study circle facilitators and activists in the labour movement.
The thirteen articles cover Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America, exploring the importance of education in workers’ lives over the last two centuries. The articles also demonstrate the ways in which education and knowledge have been contested terrains for workers to build their political and their workplace strength. The significance of the research is all the more important because, as the editors’ emphasise, workers’ education is diminishing today as trade unions grapple with shrinking resources and other challenges.
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- Franco Barchiesi, Prasannan Parthasarathi and Peter Winn Senior Editors’ Note
- Michael Merrill, Susan J. Schurman Toward a General Theory and Global History of Workers’ Education
- Petros Gougoulakis Popular Adult and Labor Education Movement in Sweden—History, Content, Pedagogy
- Andrew J.H. Jackson The Cooperative Movement and the Education of Working Men and Women: Provision by a Local Society in Lincoln, England, 1861–1914
- Jenny Jansson Class Formation in Sweden and Britain: Educating Workers
- Dimitra Lampropoulou Working Youth and Education in Postwar Greece: Night Schools as Arenas of Political Struggle and Cultural Practices
- Gabriela Scodeller Political Training and Social Change in the 1960s and 1970s: The Educational Activities of the Latin American Central of Workers (CLAT)
- John Grayson Developing the Politics of the Trade Union Movement: Popular Workers’ Education in South Yorkshire, UK, 1955 to 1985
- Jonathan Grossman A School within a School of War: Workers Making, Learning and Teaching about History
- Dorothy Sue Cobble International Women’s Trade Unionism and Education
- Namrata Bali Naam, Kaam, Gaam: Educating Women for Self-Employment, Cooperation and Struggle
- Aslak Leesland The Norwegian Workers’ Education Association: A Midwife of Labor’s Breakthrough in Norway
- Danny Roberts and Lauren Marsh Labor Education in the Caribbean: A Critical Evaluation of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad
- Célia Regina Vendramini, Janaina Stronzake, Judite Stronzake, Sérgio Paulo Morais Challenges of Working-Class Education at Present: The Landless Workers’ Movement Experience in Brazil
- Marcel van der Linden The Growth of a European Network of Labor Historians
- Kerstin Pohl and Klaus-Peter Hufer An Interview with Oskar Negt (2004)
- Michael Hanagan Class Formation and Workers’ Attitudes toward Education: La Pensée Ouvrière (1948) by Georges Duveau
- Leonard N. Rosenband The Industrious Revolution: A Concept Too Many?
- Ali Sipahi Convict Labor in Turkey, 1936–1953: A Capitalist Corporation in the State?