Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century / Edition 25

Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century / Edition 25

by Harry Braverman
     
 

This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print. Written in a direct, inviting way by Harry Braverman, whose years as an industrial worker gave him rich personal insight into work, Labor and Monopoly Capital overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology.

This new edition features an introduction by

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Overview

This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print. Written in a direct, inviting way by Harry Braverman, whose years as an industrial worker gave him rich personal insight into work, Labor and Monopoly Capital overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology.

This new edition features an introduction by John Bellamy Foster that sets the work in historical and theoretical context, as well as two rare articles by Braverman, "The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century" (1975) and "Two Comments" (1976), that add much to our understanding of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853459408
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Edition description:
25TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
465
Sales rank:
854,289
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

New Introduction
Foreword
Introduction3
1Labor and Labor Power31
2The Origins of Management41
3The Division of Labor49
4Scientific Management59
5The Primary Effects of Scientific Management86
6The Habituation of the Worker to the Capitalist Mode of Production96
7The Scientific-Technical Revolution107
8The Scientific-Technical Revolution and the Worker117
9Machinery127
10Further Effects of Management and Technology on the Distribution of Labor163
11Surplus Value and Surplus Labor175
12The Modern Corporation179
13The Universal Market188
14The Role of the State197
15Clerical Workers203
16Service Occupations and Retail Trade248
17The Structure of the Working Class and Its Reserve Armies261
18The "Middle Layers" of Employment279
19Productive and Unproductive Labor284
20A Final Note on Skill294
App. 1: Two Comments311
App. 2The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century316
Index326

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