june, 2018

21jun12:00 pm1:00 pm'Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia'12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Event Organized By: The University of Sydney Business School

Event Details

Book Launch Event – ‘Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia’

Professor Stephen Garton, Professor of History and Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney

21st Jun 2018  12:00 pm – 01:00 pm Rm 5050, Lvl 5, the Abercrombie Building (H70)

PresenterProfessor Stephen Garton
Professor of History and Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney

Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia, edited by Greg Patmore and Shelton Stromquist and published by the University of Illinois Press, explores workers’ experiences in the two countries to illuminate important issues in labour history. Alike in many aspects of their histories, Australia and the United States diverge in striking ways when it comes to their working classes, labour relations, and politics. The volume’s essays use transnational and comparative analysis to explore five major areas: World War I’s impact on labour and socialist movements; the history of coerced labour; patterns of ethnic and class identification; forms of working-class collective action; and the struggles related to trade union democracy and independent working-class politics. Throughout, many essays highlight how hard-won transnational ties allowed Australians and Americans to influence each other’s trade union and political cultures. The contributors are Robin Archer, Nikola Balnave, James R. Barrett, Bradley Bowden, Verity Burgmann, Robert Cherny, Peter Clayworth, Tom Goyens, Dianne Hall, Benjamin Huf, Jennie Jeppesen, Marjorie A. Jerrard, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Diane Kirkby, Elizabeth Malcolm, Patrick O’Leary, Greg Patmore, Scott Stephenson, Peta Stevenson-Clarke, Shelton Stromquist, and Nathan Wise. The book arises from Australia-US Comparative Labour History Project, which commenced in 2013, and was sponsored by the BLHG, the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and the Labor and Working Class History Association.

Biography:
Stephen Garton is Professor of History and Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney. He is the author or co-author of 7 books and numerous chapters and articles, largely in the area of Australian social and cultural history, although he has also published in the fields of British, British Imperial and American history. He is a former Associate Editor of the journal Labour History and was a member of the Labour History Editorial Board for 25 years.

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Room 5050 Level 5
The Abercrombie Building (H70)
The University of Sydney Business School

Light lunch will be served so please advise of any dietary requirements.

Registrations close 19 June 2018.

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Enquiries
For more information please contact:
Glenn Howell
T +61 2 9351 6625
E business.researchgroups@sydney.edu.au
The University of Sydney Business School

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Room 5050 Level 5

The Abercrombie Building (H70) The University of Sydney Business School

Organizer

The University of Sydney Business School

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