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EDGS Speaker Series: Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism

When: Friday, November 12, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


EDGS will host Dr. Intan Suwandi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Illinois State University, for a discussion on her book, Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism (2019, Monthly Review Press).

Winner of the 2018 Paul A. Baran-Paul M. Sweezy Memorial Award for original work regarding the political economy of imperialism, Dr. Suwandi's Value Chains examines the exploitation of labor in the Global South. Focusing on the issue of labor within global value chains-vast networks of people, tools, and activities needed to deliver goods and services to the market and controlled by multinationals-Suwandi offers a deft empirical analysis of unit labor costs that is closely related to Marx's own theory of exploitation. 

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