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The Global Social Factory and Supply Chains

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This will be the third meeting. Beforehand everyone will be expected to read (e-mail giffordh [at] for a copy of the reader) and be prepared to discuss :


Neoliberalism and the Rise of Cargo Containers

  1. "The Rise and Limits of Lean Production," in Workers in a Lean World (1997) by Kim Moody for background on Toyota-ism and the use of networks of subcontractors in manufacturing, pp. 85-113
  2. Excerpts from A Brief History of Neoliberalism (2005) by David Harvey for political, economic and ideological changes that wrought neoliberal globalization
  3. Excerpts from The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (2006) by Marc Levinson
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 19:00
In The Works, 3265 17th Street, 94110 more
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