A modernidade da superexploracao : segmentacao laboral e a luta pela unidade no movimento brasileiro contra ALCA = The modernity of Superexploitation : labour segmentation and the struggle for unity in the Brazilian movement against the FTAA

Latimer, Amanda [Speaker] (2012) A modernidade da superexploracao : segmentacao laboral e a luta pela unidade no movimento brasileiro contra ALCA = The modernity of Superexploitation : labour segmentation and the struggle for unity in the Brazilian movement against the FTAA. In: 1st International Conference on Labor Theory of Value and Social Sciences.; 18 - 19 Oct 2012, Brasilia, Brazil.

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Abstract

One of the key challenges to the study of Brazilian capitalist development has been how to interpret the survival of ‘backward’ forms of exploitation which, in combination with surplus value generated through higher degrees of worker productivity, often form the basis of the most dynamic economic sectors. This combination of rates of exploitation in single production chains has long been a characteristic of Brazil’s insertion in the global economy. However, in the context of the ‘new consensus’ around export-oriented development, there has certainly been a revival of surplus value extracted by means of super-exploitation (as defined by Ruy Mauro Marini) in (certain) labour-intensive stages of production, as well as forms of unfree labour tantamount to slavery. At issue for the Brazilian labour movement is how to interpret and confront this so-called developmental ‘lag’; or alternatively, how to struggle for working class unity in a scenario which (despite falling unemployment rates, etc.) continues to be shaped by the neoliberal crisis of labour which struck in the 1990s. This paper reflects on the struggle for unity amongst Brazilian workers on the issue of the grounds of Brazilian development in the movement against the FTAA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 1st International Conference on Labor Theory of Value and Social Sciences.
Research Area: Anthropology
Development studies
Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Social Science (until November 2012)
Depositing User: Amanda Latimer
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 14:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 14:25
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/37620

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