Introduction: The Proletarian Gamble
1 See Koh, Ekky�: Ch�senjin, watashi no kiroku.
2 Ibid., 83.
3 Ibid., 96–97.
4 Susan Strange, Casino Capitalism, quoted in Jean Comaro and John ComaroÂ,
“Millennial Capitalism,” 296–97.
5 Althusser, “The Underground Current of the Materialism of the Encounter,” in
Philosophy of the Encounter, 163–207.
6 See Kathleen Barker and Kathleen Christensen, eds., Contingent Work: American
Employment Relations in Transition. See also the New York Times article, “Temporary
Workers Are on the Rise in Factories,” July 3, 1993.
7 Grace Chang,
Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy,
1–21, 155–90.
8 Martin Kopple, “U.S. Rulers Wrangle over New Immigration ‘Reform’ Bill,”
Militant 7, no. 22, June 4, 2007.
9 See Bergstršm and Storrie, Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States. See
also Jamie Peck, Workplace: The Social Regulation of Labor Markets, 1–152.
10 Zhang, Strangers in the City, 23–46.
11 Fureeta is an abbreviated Japanese word that borrows from the German frei arbeiter,
or free worker.
12 Sismondi,Ò Nouveaux principes d’economie politique,Ó quoted in DeBrunhoÂ, The
State, Capital and Economic Policy, 16.
13 Rancire, Nights of Labor, 31.
14 Ibid., 147.
15 Marx, Grundrisse, 604.
16 Ibid., my emphasis.
17 See Balibar, “In Search of the Proletariat: The Notion of Class Politics in Marx,”
Masses, Classes, Ideas: Studies on Politics and Philosophy before and after Marx, 125–50;
Rancire, Nights of Labor, vii–xii, 3–163; and “Marx’s Labor,” in The Philosopher and
His Poor, 57–124.
18 Marx, “So-called Primitive Accumulation,” part 8, Capital.
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