Work In A Modern Society

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Whereas the history of workers and labor movements has been widely researched, the history of work has been rather neglected by comparison. This volume offers original contributions that deal with cultural, social and theoretical aspects of the history of work in modern Europe, including the relations between gender and work, working and soldiering, work and trust, constructions and practices. The volume focuses on Germany but also places the case studies in a broader European context. It thus offers an insight ...
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Overview

Whereas the history of workers and labor movements has been widely researched, the history of work has been rather neglected by comparison. This volume offers original contributions that deal with cultural, social and theoretical aspects of the history of work in modern Europe, including the relations between gender and work, working and soldiering, work and trust, constructions and practices. The volume focuses on Germany but also places the case studies in a broader European context. It thus offers an insight into social and cultural history as practiced by German-speaking scholars today but also introduces the reader to ongoing research in this field.

Jürgen Kocka taught Social History at the University of Bielefeld for many years, after which he was appointed Professor of History of the Industrial World at the Free University of Berlin and Research Professor at Berlin Social Science Research Centre (WZB). He has published widely in the field of Modern History, particularly Social and Economic History of Europe, 18th-20th centuries. His publications in the English language include Facing Total War. German Society 1914-1918 (Berg, 1984) and Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society. Business, Labor, and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany (Berghahn, 1999).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845455750
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: New German Historical Perspectives, #3
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jürgen Kocka taught Social History at the University of Bielefeld for many years, after which he was appointed Professor of History of the Industrial World at the Free University of Berlin and Research Professor at Berlin Social Science Research Centre (WZB). He has published widely in the field of Modern History, particularly Social and Economic History of Europe, 18th-20th centuries. His publications in the English language include Facing Total War. German Society 1914-1918 (Berg, 1984) and Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society. Business, Labor, and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany (Berghahn, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Work as a Problem in European History
Jürgen Kocka
Chapter 2. Discourses on Work and Labour in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Germany
Josef Ehmer
Chapter 3. Beginnings of the Anthropology of Work: Nineteenth-century Social Scientists and Their Influence on Ethnography
Gerd Spittler
Chapter 4. The Vision(s) of Work in the Nineteenth-century German Labour Movement
Thomas Welskopp
Chapter 5. Work in Gender, Gender in Work: the German Case in a Comparative Perspective
Karin Hausen
Chapter 6. Trust as Work
Ute Frevert
Chapter 7. Soldiering and Working: Almost the Same? Reviewing People's Practices in Industry and Military in Twentieth-century Contexts
Alf Lüdtke
Chapter 8. Forced Labour in the Second World War: the German Case and Responsibility
Klaus Tenfelde
Chapter 9. Work, Max Weber, Confucianism: the Confucian Ethic and the Spirit of Japanese Capitalism
Sebastian Conrad
Chapter 10. What is Global Labour History Good For?
Andreas Eckert
Notes on Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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