The Sociology of Industrial Injury

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A study of industrial injury from the theoretical standpoint of political economy. Concentrating on injury rates rather than individual occurrences, this text presents extensive empirical research which centres on the manufacturing and construction industries and coal mining.

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A study of industrial injury from the theoretical standpoint of political economy. Concentrating on injury rates rather than individual occurrences, this text presents extensive empirical research which centres on the manufacturing and construction industries and coal mining.

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Investigates the relationship between rates of industrial injury and particular features of various capitalist systems, such as the nature of the political regime, the operation of the economic cycle, the form of accumulation, the relative strength of capital and labor, the form of labor representation, and the size of the economic unit. Describes accident theory as it has developed from just after the Second World War to the present and offers a sociological critique of it, reviews safety in British manufacturing 1960-85, presents a 1990 cross-sectional analysis in British industry, and examines injuries in Turkish coal mines. Distributed by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 'Accidents', Absenteeism and the Legacy of Early Post-war Industrial Sociology 17
3 Safety or Profit? Robens and the Conventional Wisdom with Peter Armstrong 35
4 Injuries/Accidents and the Social Sciences Today: Psychology and Economics 61
5 Injuries/Accidents and the Social Sciences Today: Sociology and Political Economy 81
6 The 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act and its Effects on British Manufacturing 1960-1985 121
7 Institutional Correlates of Injury at Work: Health and Safety Arrangements, Trade Unionism and Size of Employment Unit 145
8 Labour-driven Productivity and Injuries to Miners in Turkey 1942-1990 with Erol Kahveci 170
9 Postscript 198
Bibliography 220
Index 237
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