The City Is the Factory
New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age
We see examples of the city as factory in new place-based political alliances, as workers and the unemployed find common cause with "right to the city" struggles. Demands for jobs with justice are linked with demands for the urban commons—from affordable housing to a healthy environment, from immigrant rights to “urban citizenship” and the right to streets free from both violence and racially biased policing. The case studies and essays in The City Is the Factory provide descriptions and analysis of the form, substance, limits, and possibilities of these timely struggles.
Penny Lewis is Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York. She is the author of Hardhats, Hippies and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory and coeditor of The City Is the Factory
Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks
The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory
An engaging "counter-memory" of a diverse, cross-class opposition to the Vietnam War that included the labor movement, working-class students, soldiers and veterans, and Black Power, civil rights, and Chicano activists.