Richard Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein, “A New World of Retail Supremacy: Supply Chains and Workers’

Erin Hatton, The Temp Economy
Jefferson Cowie, Capital Moves
Richard Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein, “A New World of Retail Supremacy: Supply Chains and Workers’ Chains in the Age of Wal-Mart.” International Labor and Working-Class History, Fall 2006, 106-125. (on JSTOR) click here for more information on this paper

Taking example and evidence from each of these sources, discuss how changes in the structure of business enterprise, the location of production, and the ideology and practice of management have made life difficult for workers, both in the U.S. and abroad. Then discuss the extent to which changes in law, politics, and worker organization and consciousness have generated resistance, weak as it might be, to such managerial practices and capitalist transformations.

The essay should be six pages long.

Footnote or endnote properly. Do not use social science notation; always cite the book/article and the page numbers for any quotation or reference to an idea or fact. To cite a lecture, mention the topic and date if you remember it.

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