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Precious Cargo: The Creation of Wealth by the Global Precariat

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In the Third World, vast numbers of the precariat, their children as well, are exploited to a remarkable degree in the quest for profits, most dramatically in extractive industries for luxury items such as diamonds and gold and essential...

The Cyberprecariat in the Alt-Future

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Although director Alex Rivera’s preferred topic has always been Latino migration, he has nevertheless resisted simple genre classification for his films. Although the popular belief, he suggests, is that “the globalization of information...

Introduction

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The precariat is now a vast global workforce whose transitory and tenuous relationship with their employers makes most of them liable for termination or furlough at any time. But they still continue to work, for these are likely the only...

Scavengers of the World, Unite!

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... Photographed by Tom Zaniello.The closing years of the twentieth century brought an explosion of shantytowns and a new phenomenon of the twenty-first century—the garbage city. No longer would the laboring poor visit garbage dumps to scavenge food...

Daughters of a Lesser God: Women of the Precariat

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter takes its title from a Pakistani film, Daughters of a Lesser God (2012, dir. Ammar Aziz), because its evocation of a folk maxim epitomizes the difficulties of survival in the Global South, especially for women...

Internal Migration in China

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...China’s rapid industrialization and virtually forced internal migration of rural workers into new factory compounds and crowded cities, with estimates as high as 340 million people creating an “internal” or rural to urban migration in just...

Video Games as Cinema—All Work, All Play

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Video gaming clearly creates virtual worlds. This chapter argues that a significant subset of video games is already part of the cinema of the precariat. This assertion stretches what many readers would define as cinema, but many...

The 1 Percent: A Top-Down Conclusion—Fifty Films about Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...If you understand what economics commentator and novelist John Lanchester concluded in his essay, “Cityphobia” (2015), you probably don’t need to read this chapter: “If you own someone’s else debt, it counts as an asset.” On the other hand,...

Harvest of Shame: The First Series of Films about the Precariat

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Edward R. Murrow’s Harvest of Shame (United States, 1960) is the classic of early investigative journalism in the media. It inspired two major series of now little known but quite compelling film sequels in the late 1960s, the 1970s...

The 99 Percent: A Bottom-Up Conclusion—Alt-Labor and Organizing the Unorganized

Tom Zaniello

Tom Zaniello is Professor Emeritus, having taught film and cultural studies, and directed the Honors Program at Northern Kentucky University, USA. He has been active as a film programmer for the Hill Center in Washington DC and for the London and North West (Liverpool) Labour Film Festivals. He recently published California’s Lamson Murder Mystery (2016), the story of the wrongful conviction of a Hollywood screenwriter for murder, along with Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films about Labor, 2nd ed. (2003) and The Cinema of Globalization (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of the Precariat : The Exploited, Underemployed, and Temp Workers of the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Cart (2014, dir. Boo Ji-young), a South Korean film, highlights the worldwide dilemma of the precariat, even when they are fortunate to secure regular if underpaid and part-time work: they are sometimes promised regular full-time work...