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Author Arnold, Kathleen R., 1966-

Title America's new working class : race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age / Kathleen R. Arnold
Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 247 pages)
Contents Introduction: Globalization, prerogative power, and the new working class -- Asceticism, biopower, and the poor -- Domestic war: Locke's concept of prerogative -- Exploitation and the new working class -- Antagonism and exploitation: the importance of biopower -- War and "love."
Summary Today's political controversy over immigration highlights the plight of the working class in this country as perhaps no other issue has recently done. The political status of immigrants exposes the power dynamics of the "new working class," which includes the former labor aristocracy, women, and people of color. This new working class suffers exploitation in many ways in this and other advanced industrial countries as the social cost of capitalism's success in a neoliberal and globalized political economy. Paradoxically, as borders become more open, they are also increasingly fortified, subjecting many workers to the suspension of law. It is Kathleen Arnold's purpose in this book to analyze the role of the state's "prerogative power" in creating and sustaining this condition of severe inequality for the most marginalized sectors of our population in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Political culture -- United States.
Social conflict -- United States.
Unskilled labor -- United States.
Working class -- United States.
Working poor -- United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0271048999
Other Titles Race, gender, and ethnicity in a biopolitical age