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Producing Hegemony : Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback) - Mark Rupert

Producing Hegemony

Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 8th May 1995
ISBN: 9780521466509
Number Of Pages: 277

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Mark Rupert traces the relationship between American global power and the rise of mass production. The United States was propelled to the apex of the global division of labor, ensuring victory in World War II and enabling postwar reconstruction under American leadership. Through a study of Ford Motor Company between 1914 and 1952, he examines the political and ideological struggles through which industrial labor was incorporated into the coalition of statesmen and capitalists that constructed the postwar world order.

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"In the end, the historical chapters of 'Producing Hegemony' make a strong case that workers' political consciousness is malleable. This is an important lesson for our own time." Labor History

List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Marx, Gramsci, and possibilities for radical renewal in IPEp. 14
The quality of global power: a relational view of neoliberal hegemonyp. 39
The emergence of mass production practices and productivist ideologyp. 59
State-society relations and the politics of industrial transformation in the United Statesp. 83
Fordism vs. unionism: production politics and ideological struggle at Ford Motor Company, 1914-1937p. 104
Unionism is Americanism: production politics and ideological struggle at Ford Motor Company, 1937-1952p. 139
Fordism and neoliberal hegemony: tensions and possibilitiesp. 167
Notesp. 208
Bibliographyp. 242
Indexp. 254
Figures
Ford's "melting pot"p. 121
"Caught with the goods"p. 143
"Help Americanize Ford"p. 145
"Fordism is fascism; unionism is Americanism"p. 147
"Quiet please, unionism at work"p. 163
Strike frequency by major issue, 1914-60p. 168
Real average weekly earnings of production or nonsupervisory workers, 1947-90p. 169
Index of output per worker-hour in manufacturing, 1900-69p. 172
Pay increases achieved through collective bargaining, 1954-90p. 186
Tables
Index of output per worker-hour in the US automobile industry, 1904-27p. 64
Comparative levels of productivity, 1870-1979p. 68
Percentage shares of world industrial production, 1870-1984p. 70
Finished manufactures as a proportion of total US exports, 1870-1960p. 70
Percentage shares of world motor vehicle exports, 1907-34p. 71
Growth of real wages and productivity during postwar economic phasesp. 179
Economic insecurity and inequality, 1966-89p. 190
Percentage shares in world exports of manufactures: USA, US multinationals, and foreign affiliates, 1957-84p. 193
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ISBN: 9780521466509
ISBN-10: 0521466504
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 8th May 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.24  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.42

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