Construindo uma rede de solidariedade regional de ativistas transnacionais: um estudo de caso africano




Cosmopolitismo enraizado, Internacionalismo de rede regional, Recursos de poder, Formação sindical, Covid-19


Baseando-se no caso de uma rede de ativistas transnacionais, o artigo sustenta que um novo tipo de internacionalismo em rede de alcance regional tem emergido na África Sub-Sahariana. Iniciada pela Global Labour University (GLU), através de um curso de imersão com duração de dois meses chamado Engage, ela tem sido capaz, nos últimos sete anos, de desenvolver as habilidades para um novo tipo de militante sindical, alguém que compreende o contexto global, mas é enraizado em sua comunidade local. Tal rede trabalha forjando laços de solidariedade entre fronteiras nacionais e recortes regionais. Seu trabalho busca compartilhar conhecimento e experiência entre ativistas e organizações trabalhistas, o desenvolvimento de reuniões e campanhas, com vistas a pôr em ação estratégias de uma nova forma de solidariedade transnacional.


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Biografia do Autor

Warren McGregor, University of the Witwatersrand

Programme Coordinator of the Global Labour University at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. He has an ma in Industrial Sociology from Wits, and has been a sessional lecturer with the Wits Department of Sociology since 2014, focusing on African Political Sociology and working class formations. He is currently completing an article for an academic book on the history and 100 year anniversary of the first mass black African trade union organization, the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union. He is also currently supervising African trade union organizing research projects in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

Edward Webster, University of the Witwatersrand

Distinguished research professor in the Southern Centre for Inequality and founder of the Society, Work and Development Institute Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1995/1996. He was the first Ela Bhatt Professor at the International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) at Kassel University in Germany in 2009/2010. His research interests lie in the world of work, labour movements and social inequality. In 2009 his co-authored book, Grounding globalisation: Labour in the age of insecurity, was awarded the prestigious American Sociological Association award for the best scholarly monograph published on labour. In 2017 he co-edited two volumes, The unresolved national question: left thought under apartheid and Crossing the divide; precarious work and the future of labour. His currently completing a book length manuscript on Work and Inequality in the Digital Age. 


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Como Citar

McGregor, W. ., & Webster, E. . (2021). Construindo uma rede de solidariedade regional de ativistas transnacionais: um estudo de caso africano. Tempo Social, 33(2), 15-36.



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