Charles Post: "The Dynamics of Plant Closures in the U.S. Tire Industry, 1966-2008"

OCT 01, 2020 | 4:00 PM TO 5:30 PM





October 01, 2020: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM




Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)



It is well established that manufacturing plant closings are a major determinant of regional income inequality. This presentation examines the deep roots of capital mobility in the North American tire industry between 1966 and 2008.

Charles Post teaches sociology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and the Graduate Center. His first book was The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877 (Haymarket Books, 2012) was shortlisted for the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize in 2011 and recieved the Paul Sweezy Marxist Book Aware from the Marxist Section of the American Sociological Association in 2013. He has published in Historical Materialism, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Agrarian Change and New Left Review.  His project at the ARC on "The Deep Determinants of Inequality: The Dynamics of Plant Closures in the U.S. Tire Industry, 1966-2008" is part of a larger project on labor-capital conflicts in the US rubber industry in the twentieth century.