Communicating labour internationalism: a review of relevant literature and resources

Peter Waterman

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Abstract

The topic of labour and international communications is becoming a politically-relevant one due to the rapid spread of the new technology worldwide. I am here referring to automation, computerisation, satellite transmission, to such mass media as the electronically-set/transmitted/printed newspaper, to television and video. Such technologies and media have been developed by multinational companies in the core capitalist states, frequently as spin-offs from state-subsidised military research and development. There is, thus, every reason to assume that this is bad news for those at the bottom of every power hierarchy - of class, gener, race or faith - nationally or internationally. 'Informatisation' of the world economy, polity and culture affects labour inernationally in at least two obvious ways.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1985

Publication series

SeriesISS working papers. General series
Number28
ISSN0921-0210

Bibliographical note

This paper was commissioned for a special issue of "Third World Book Review" on 'Labour and Development', guest-edited by Ronald Munck. An edited version should appear in 3WBR in 1986.

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  • ISS Working Paper-General Series

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