In this paper, we draw from our own empirical data on worker organizing and identify important concepts that bridge social movement (SM) and industrial relations (IR) theory. In a context of traditional union decline and a surge of alternative types of worker mobilization, we apply SM and IR concepts related to the mobilizing structures and culture to cases of labor organizing via worker centers and community–labor alliances in the United States and China. From an analytical perspective, we argue that the field of SMs and IR can both benefit from this type of cross-discipline theorization.
|Title of host publication||Research in the Sociology of Organizations|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||34|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Name||Research in the Sociology of Organizations|
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- Industrial relations theory
- Mobilizing culture
- Mobilizing structure
- Social movement theory
- United States
- Worker organizing