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Autowork
Autowork (May 1995)
Robert Asher - Editor
Ronald Edsforth - Editor
Stephen Merlino - With assistance from

An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.

"This is an absolutely marvelous anthology surveying and analyzing the rich history and changing character of autowork in twentieth-century America. It is one of the few books that analyzes the auto industry and its workforce from its origins to the present." -- Stephen Meyer, author of The Five Dollar Day: Labor M...(Read More)
 
 
Two Sides to Everything
Two Sides to Everything (February 1995)
The Cultural Construction of Class Consciousness in Harlan County, Kentucky
Shaunna L. Scott - Author

This is an ethnography and oral history of miners and their families in Kentucky focusing on political ideology and working class consciousness.
This is an oral history and ethnography of miners and their families in Kentucky focusing on political ideology and working class consciousness.
"This is passionate, exciting fieldwork. Scott has produced a very readable and interesting account of the consciousness of ordinary people in Harla...(Read More)
 
 
The New Modern Times
The New Modern Times (January 1995)
Factors Reshaping the World of Work
David B. Bills - Editor

"This book presents an extended and thoughtful examination of work in the U.S. after the turn of the century. It is the state of the art in the sociology of work." --H. Hall, State University of New York at Albany

The New Modern Times assesses historical, contemporary, and projected trends in the American world of work. The contributors represent a range of disciplines -- sociology, history, education, economics, women's...(Read More)
 
 
Cold War in the Working Class
Cold War in the Working Class (December 1994)
The Rise and Decline of the United Electrical Workers
Ronald L. Filippelli - Author
Mark D. McColloch - Author

"This is an important and engaging study of one of the most dynamic and effective of the industrial unions of the CIO era. Filippelli and McColloch have used the UE and CIO records to good effect to present a vivid picture of the ideological conflicts of the early Cold War era. Cold War in the Working Class documents the excesses of post-World War II anti-Communism and sheds important light on the dilemmas faced by trade unionists in a peri...(Read More)
 
 
Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority
Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority (December 1994)
The Struggle over Labor Process Outcomes in the U.S. Automobile Industry, 1946 to 1973
James R. Zetka Jr. - Author

This book is an account of the political economy of labor relations in the U.S. automobile industry from the end of World War II to the 1970s. Zetka develops a sophisticated paradigm of hegemonic and competitive market conditions that challenges dominant theories of postwar industrial relations, linking rates of workplace militancy to product market fluctuations, variations in work organization, and differences in authority systems legitimated on t...(Read More)
 
 
Divided Loyalties
Divided Loyalties (September 1994)
The Public and Private Life of Labor Leader John Mitchell
Craig Phelan - Author

"(A) very welcome and impressive biography of John Mitchell. If Mitchell was in danger of becoming one of the forgotten leaders of American labor history, this book will rescue him....This clear and readable book....casts light on Mitchell's private life too, using a wide range of archival material with deft skill. It deserves, and will surely achieve, a wide and enthusiastic readership." -- Journal of American History

"This is the fi...(Read More)
 
 
Democratic Miners
Democratic Miners (April 1994)
Work and Labor Relations in the Anthracite Coal Industry, 1875-1925
Perry K. Blatz - Author

“Perry K. Blatz has written a solid account of labor-management relations in the anthracite coal fields. It is a study that vividly displays the dynamic interrelationship between capital, labor, and the state on a regional basis....It is well-researched, well-written, and a much-needed study of an important period of American labor history.” —American Historical Review

“I heartily recommend this bo...(Read More)
 
 
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East (December 1993)
Struggles, Histories, Historiographies
Zachary Lockman - Editor

This book brings together for the first time the work of many of the leading scholars in the field of Middle East working-class history. Using historical material from nineteenth-century Syria, late Ottoman Anatolia, republican Turkey, Egypt from the late nineteenth century through the Sadat period, Iran before and after the overthrow of the Shah, and Ba`thist Iraq, the authors explore different forms and interpretations of working-class identity, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Gentle General
The Gentle General (October 1993)
Rose Pesotta, Anarchist and Labor Organizer
Elaine Leeder - Author

"This biography is long overdue." -- David Porter, State University of New York, Empire State College

This is the first major biography of Rose Pesotta, the organizer and vice president of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) from 1933 to 1944. After moving to the United States from the Ukraine in 1913, Pesotta became involved in the resurgence of the garment workers' industry, women's labor colleges, and labor activism. ...(Read More)
 
 
Crafts in the World Market
Crafts in the World Market (August 1993)
The Impact of Global Exchange on Middle American Artisans
June C. Nash - Editor

"What I like most about the book is the elucidation of the multifaceted nature of craft production in Latin America. It offers the reader a telescoping of perspective, from the microscopic factors of individual motivation and reward in craftwork to the macroscopic influence of world market conditions and intercultural perceptions of 'authenticity' and 'quality.'" -- Michael Coy, St. Mary's College of Maryland

The growing exchange of traditio...(Read More)
 
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