Introduction

Vicente Navarro, Daniel M. Berman

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Abstract

A main characteristic of the dominant ideologies in western capitalist societies has been to perceive workers primarily as wage earners, that is, consumers endowed with specific attributes such as income, education, and status, alldefined in the spheres of exchange, distribution and consumption rather than in the world of production. Capital from the core countries, in its search for higher profits and lower wages, crosses borders looking for other parts of the worldwhere labor is less organized and where corporations can operate with little control. Capitalism is not a national but an international or transnational system. The international mobility and nature of capital requires not only a national but also an international answer. It is difficult to imagine a more compelling call for international solidarity and cooperation among workers’ movements than the one to stop harm, disease and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth and Work Under Capitalism
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages3-6
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781351843942
ISBN (Print)0895030357, 9780895030351
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Navarro, V., & Berman, D. M. (2019). Introduction. In Health and Work Under Capitalism: An International Perspective (pp. 3-6). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315224459-1