Labour conflict, forms of organization and class

Call for papers

Internationally coordinated themed collection sponsored by

Global Labour Journal
Partecipazione e Conflitto
Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Trabajo
The Economic and Labour Relations Review


Maurizio Atzeni, Centre for Labour Relations, CEIL/CONICET, Argentina
Jenny Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Devi Sacchetto, University of Padua, Italia

Internationally coordinated themed collection

In this proposed collection, we aim to include papers exploring different forms of workers’ conflict and organization, and their relation to emerging forms of collective solidarity. We welcome labour scholars of different disciplinary traditions. We are particularly interested in the following areas: 

  • how the intersections between the spheres of production and reproduction shape or are shaped by labour conflict;
  • the labour process in economic circuits providing essential services, such as logistics, food processing, health, and care;
  • the role of the state in facilitating migration and proletarianization, labour legislation, and collective rights protections;
  • the roles of the social composition of the labour force (by gender, race, nationality, legal status) and working-class culture and politics on the forms of workers’ organizations;
  • formal/informal work and labour regimes in border areas, special economic zones, economic clusters, global commodity chains, and production circuits;
  • welfare and social security policies and their role in supporting or managing labour conflict;
  • new technologies and new forms of control and solidarity;
  • workers’ structural power and working-class composition at choke points in logistic chains;
  • intersections between the struggles of social movements and labour movements; and
  • intersections between the spatiality of labour processes, accumulation models, and national politics in creating opportunities for workers’ mobilization.


Abstracts (500 words): 30 November 2021

For inquires and further information:  conflictandclass2021@jasontch

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