social movement unionism, labor and social movements and social movement theory.

Outline: Social Movement Unionism, Labor and Social Movements & TheoryThis piece is part of a larger literature review for a project on the relationship between contemporary social movements and labor. There are three sections, the first on social movement unionism, the second on the connections between US labor and social movements, and the final is a theoretical discussion on the ways in which the study of labor and the study of social movements, while closely aligned has slowly moved apart (essentially the study of labor was erased) but that more recently there has been a move towards synthesis)These sections starts after a section on describes the decline of organized labor and the impact of decline on work and the workplace in the US.Here is an outline and some bibliographic references to get started:I. “Social Movement Unionism” (10 pages)The first section should begin with introducing the debate on labor union revitalization with a focus particularly on those who argue the path to revitalization is via “social movement unionism.” It could start with something like…”For many, who study the labor movement in the United States, the path to revitalization is to embrace social movement unionism.” (here there needs to be a definition and some framing of the debate). This section should address the following:(1) What is social movement unionism (definition, is there a debate on a definition?)(2) Are there examples?(3) What are particular strategies (coalitions, community-labor partnerships)(4) What some successes? What are some challenges?• Clawson, Dan. The next Upsurge Labor and the New Social Movements. Ithaca, NY: ILR, 2003. Web.• Getman, Julius G., and Inc ebrary,. Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2010.• Robinson, Ian. “NEOLIBERAL RESTRUCTURING AND U.S. UNIONS: TOWARD SOCIAL MOVEMENT UNIONISM?” Critical Sociology (Brill Academic Publishers) 26, no. 1/2 (July 2000): 109–38.• Turner, Lowell, Harry Charles Katz, Richard W. Hurd, and York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations New. Rekindling the Movement: Labor’s Quest for Relevance in the Twenty-First Century. Frank W. Pierce Memorial Lectureship and Conference Series, no. 11. Ithaca: ILR Press, 2001.• Turner, Lowell. “From Transformation to Revitalization: A New Research Agenda for a Contested Global Economy.” Work & Occupations 32, no. 4 (November 2005): 383–99.• Upchurch, Martin, and Andy Mathers. “Neoliberal Globalization and Trade Unionism: Toward Radical Political Unionism?” Critical Sociology (Sage Publications, Ltd.) 38, no. 2 (March 2012): 265–80.• “Reviving Labor.” Wilson Quarterly 28, no. 1 (2004): 103–4.• Power in Coalition — Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change – By Amanda Tattersall British Journal of Industrial RelationsVolume 50, Issue 1, March 2012, Pages: 168–169, BRUCE NISSEN• Fox-Piven, Francis. “Can Labor Bite Back?” New Labor Forum (Routledge) 12, no. 1 (2003): 17–21.• Albert, Kyle. “Labor Union Political Strategy in an Era of Decline and Revitalization.” Sociological Inquiry 84, no. 2 (2014): 210–37.• CHOUDRY, AZIZ. “Cross-National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism: Diversities of Labour Movement Revitalization in Japan, Korea and the United States.” Labour / Le Travail 72 (2013): 406–8.• Nissen, Bruce, ed. Unions in a Globalized Environment: Changing Borders, Organizational Boundaries, and Social Roles. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.• Robinson, Ian. “NEOLIBERAL RESTRUCTURING AND U.S. UNIONS: TOWARD SOCIAL MOVEMENT UNIONISM?” Critical Sociology (Brill Academic Publishers) 26, no. 1/2 (July 2000): 109–38.• “A ‘New’ Social Movement: US Labor and the Trends of Social Movement Unionism – Walsh – 2012 – Sociology Compass – Wiley Online Library.” Accessed March 8, 2017.• “THE SHIFTING POWER OF LABOR-COMMUNITY COALITIONS: IDENTIFYING COMMON ELEMENTS OF POWERFUL COALITIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE U.S. – Tattersall – 2007 – WorkingUSA – Wiley Online Library.” Accessed March 8, 2017.• “Forging a ‘new’ Organizational Infrastructure for Los Angeles’ Progressive Community – Nicholls – 2003 – International Journal of Urban and Regional Research – Wiley Online Library.” Accessed March 8, 2017.• Back to the Future? US Labour in the New Gilded Age British Journal of Industrial Relations• Volume 51, Issue 4, December 2013, Pages: 645–665, Ruth Milkman• BUILDING A MOVEMENT: REVITALIZING LABOR IN MIAMIWorkingUSA Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2006, Pages: 123–139, Bruce Nissen and Monica RusII. “A brief history of US social movements and labor” (10 pages)The second part gives a brief history of the connection between US labor and social movements focused on the periods of 1930s (CIO organizing), the 1960s (civil rights, anti-war, women’s), 1990s (global justice movement). The overall argument is that there have been periods of conflict and periods of collaboration.(1) What do we know about labor and social movements of the 1930s?(2) And the 1960s (civil rights, womens rights, anti war)?(3) What about the global justice movement of the 1990s? And the environmental movement?1930s• Conell, Carol, and Kim Voss. \”Formal Organization and the Fate of Social Movements: Craft Association and Class Alliance in the Knights of Labor.\”• American Sociological Review 55.2 (1990): 255-69. Web.• Kim Voss, The Making of American Exceptionalism: The Knights of Labor and• Class Formation in the 19th Century(1994)• Frances Fox Piven andRichardCloward, Introduction and \”The Industrial Workers\’ Movement,\” chapter 3 of Poor People’s Movements (1977)1960s• Levy, Peter. THE NEW LEFT AND LABOR: A MISUNDERSTOOD RELATIONSHIP (UNIONS, PROTEST, RADICALISM, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS) (1986): ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web.• Rose, Fred. Coalitions across the Class Divide : Lessons from the Labor, Peace, and Environmental Movements. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2000. Print.• McCaughan, Cynthia. \”Women, Labor Unions and the Civil Rights Movement.\” Perspectives: The Civil Rights Quarterly 13.2 (1981): 36. Web.• Flug, Michael. \”Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: The Case of the Maryland Freedom Union.\” Labor History 31.3 (1990): 322-46. Web.• Quadagno, Jill. \”Social Movements and State Transformation: Labor Unions and Racial Conflict in the War on Poverty.\” American Sociological Review 57.5 (1992): 616-34. Print.• Freeman, Joshua B. \”Hardhats: Construction Workers, Manliness, and the 1970 Pro-war Demonstrations.\” Journal of Social History 26.4 (1993): 725. Web.• Jenkins, J. craig, David Jacobs, and Jon Agnone. \”Political Opportunities and African‐American Protest, 1948–1997.\” American Journal of Sociology 109.2 (2003): 277-303. Web.• Draper, Alan. Conflict of Interests : Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954-1968. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR, 1994. Print. Cornell Studies in Industrial and Labor Relations ; No. 29• Isaac, Larry, and Lars Christiansen. \”How the Civil Rights Movement Revitalized Labor Militancy.\” American Sociological Review 67.5 (2002): 722-46. Web.• Salmond, John A. Southern Struggles : The Southern Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Struggle. Gainesville: U of Florida, 2004. Print. New Perspectives on the History of the South• Reich, Steven A. \”Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement: Lessons from a Troubled Past.\” New Labor Forum 18.3 (2009): 60-70. Web• Georgakas, Dan., Surkin, Marvin, and Marable, Manning. Detroit, I Do Mind Dying : A Study in Urban Revolution. 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: Haymarket, 2012. PrintEnvironmental Movement• Jasper, James M. \”Coalitions across the Class Divide: Lessons from the Labor, Peace, and Environmental Movements.\” Social Forces 79.2 (2000): 790-91. Print.• Obach, Brian K. Labor and the Environmental Movement : The Quest for Common Ground. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 2004. Print. Urban and Industrial Environments.Global Justice• Kerswell, Timothy. \”Globalizing the Social Movements? Labour and the World Social Forum.\” Theory in Action 5.3 (2012): 73-92. Web.• “Coalitions of Contention: The Case of the WTO Protests in Seattle – Levi – 2006 – Political Studies – Wiley Online Library.” Accessed March 8, 2017. “The Study of Labor and the Study of Social Movements” In the study of labor and the study of social movements there have been moments of convergence and moments of divergence but it seems more recently there are those that are considering a synthesis (see here for a good overview: Andrew G. Walder, “Political Sociology and Social Movements.” Annual Review of Sociology 34 (2009): 393-412)(1) Some early studies that represent the convergence of the two fields:• David Snyder and Charles Tilly, “Hardship and Collective Violence in France,”American Sociological Review 37 (1972): 520-532.• Craig Jenkins and Charles Perrow, “Insurgency of the Powerless,” American Sociological Review 42 (1977): 249-268.• Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward, Introduction and \”The Industrial Workers\’ Movement,\” chapter 3 of Poor People’s Movements (1977).• Frances Fox Piven, Challenging Authority (2006), Introduction and Chapter 2.(2) The rise of “New Social Movement Theory” represents a divergence• Alain Touraine et al, Solidarity: TheAnalysisofaSocialMovement:Poland1980–1981 (1984).• Alberto Melucci, “The new social movements: A theoretical approach,”Social Science Information 19 (1980): 199-226.• Craig Calhoun, \”New Social Movements\” of the Early Nineteenth Century,Social Science History 17 (1993): 385-427.(3) There is a particularly a divergence around the role of class consciousness in collective action.-First because of the Mancur Olson “logic of collective action” and the turn toward rational choice in the field of social movement studiesHere is a critique:• Betsy Leondar-Wright, Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groupsby Seeing Class Cultures (2014)• Michael Mann, Consciousness and Action Among the Western Working Class(1973)• Ira Katznelson, \”Working-Class Formation: Constructing Cases andComparisons,\” chapter 1 of Working-Class Formation, eds. Ira Katznelson and(4) Finally some synthesis between the fields:• Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam, A Theory of Fields (2012), Chapters 1-4.• James Jasper and Jan Willem Duyvendak, eds., Players and Arenas (2015),Introduction, Chapters 6 and 7.(5) There are other exceptions (or those SM theorists who focus on labor):• Ganz, Marshall. \”Resources and Resourcefulness: Strategic Capacity in the Unionization of California Agriculture, 1959-1966.\” American Journal of Sociology 105.4 (2000): 1003-062. Web.• Ganz, Marshall, and Ganz, M. Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement. Oxford UP, 2009. Web.