As the hegemonic form of international trade, transnational supply chains are potent symbols of global interdependence that can appear as both a cause of precarity, when oriented to them as a worker subjected to capital mobility and corporate domination, and as a welcome cushion to precarity, when oriented to them as a consumer seeking low prices and convenience. In this paper, I explore both how the pandemic-induced failings of transnational supply chains illuminate these contradictions of work and consumption and how we might reorient ourselves to these circumstances so that a broad coalition can more readily identify shared interests in changing them and ending precarity.
"Supply Chains and Organizing Against Precarity,"
Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis: Vol. 1:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/emancipations/vol1/iss3/7