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    Wisconsin is global: the shape of things to come

    Kumar, Ashok (2012) Wisconsin is global: the shape of things to come. In: Buhle, M.J. and Buhle, P. (eds.) It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest. New York, U.S.: Verso Books, pp. 161-172. ISBN 9781844678881.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here is a riveting account of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession. It Started in Wisconsin includes eyewitness reports by striking teachers, students, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), as well as essays explaining Wisconsin’s progressive legacy by acclaimed historians. The book lays bare the national corporate campaign that crafted Wisconsin’s anti-union legislation and similar laws across the country, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with original pictures and comics.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 14:08
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 08:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21045

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