Kate Doyle Griffiths

is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center in the department of Anthropology. She writes about work, women and queers, strikes and social reproduction, health and healthcare in the USA and South Africa. She is a member of in Red Bloom.

Crossroads and Country Roads: Wildcat West Virginia and the Possibilities of a Working Class Offensive

Crossroads and Country Roads: Wildcat West Virginia and the Possibilities of a Working Class Offensive

It is clear that West Vir­ginia has giv­en us much to hope for. But if we’re to take the pro­lif­er­a­tion of the strike as a seri­ous pos­si­bil­i­ty, the stuff of a new prac­tice of pol­i­tics, it’s imper­a­tive to map its inter­nal dynam­ics, and to grasp the micro-lev­els of orga­ni­za­tion that made its exu­ber­ant vic­to­ry pos­si­ble.