Walmart in China: Work, Politics, and Ideology

Lecture on Walmart in China
Feb 21, 2012
12:30 PM to 01:45 PM
502 Keller

Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

Nelson Lichtenstein is author of The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business (2009) and a contributor to Anita Chan's Walmart in China, a collection of essays by Chinese and American researchers probing the work regime in Walmart's Chinese stores and supplier factories, as well as the prospects for unionization of those facilities. Dr. Lictenstein is Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara and MacArthur Foundation Chair and Professor in History. His earlier award-winning books on labor history include Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit (1995), Labor’s War at Home: The CIO in World War II (1982) and State of the Union: A Century of American Labor (2002).

This event is co-sponsored by Penn State's Project for Global Workers' Rights and the Asian Studies Program.

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