Russia's Cotton Workers and the New Economic Policy: Shop-Floor Culture and State Policy, 1921-1929 / Edition 1

Russia's Cotton Workers and the New Economic Policy: Shop-Floor Culture and State Policy, 1921-1929 / Edition 1

by Chris Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521894271

ISBN-13: 9780521894272

Pub. Date: 06/20/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Chris Ward uses a wide range of sources to examine key aspects of life on the shop floor of the Russian cotton mill. He reveals the existence of a complex world of work that grew out of the interaction between the experience of the industrialization in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russia and the mechanization of the cotton industry in late eighteenth

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Overview

Chris Ward uses a wide range of sources to examine key aspects of life on the shop floor of the Russian cotton mill. He reveals the existence of a complex world of work that grew out of the interaction between the experience of the industrialization in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russia and the mechanization of the cotton industry in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Britain. The book provides for the first time a realistic understanding of the relationship among worker, management and technology in the Soviet Union in the 1920s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/20/2002
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #69
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Maps; Introduction; Part I. The New Economic Policy and Cotton: 1. Industry; 2. Workforce; Part II. The Mill: 3. Field and factory; 4. Machines and trades; 5. Making an operative; 6. Workers' institutional commitments; Part III. The Crisis of 1923 and its Consequences: 7. The market collapses; 8. Organizing Taylorism: production; 9. Organizing Taylorism: wages; 10. 1925; Part IV. The Crisis of 1927 and its Consequences: 11. Confusion worse confounded; 12. Shop-floor responses; 13. The end of rationality; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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