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

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

by Chris Ward
 
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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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.

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"...this book is well researched, innovative, and insightful. This is required reading for any serious student of Sovlet labor history." Labor History

"Books on the New Economic Policy (NEP) abound, but this one by Chris Ward is probably one of the finest in the English language on labor during the Soviet 1920s....Ward has managed to present a very fine description and analysis of the behavior of the Russian textile workers during the 1920s. The coverage of topics is exhaustive, ranging from the role the textile industry played in NEP to the composition of the textile workforce, shop-floor culture, and the strike movement....his contribution is undoubtedly significant." Hiroaki Kuromiya, Slavic Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521345804
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series , #69
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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