This book is an important and original account of life in the new lean production workplace - the car industry where it all began. It brings together the two emblematic features of the twentieth century: a working class meant to topple the social order, and a product that largely provided the developmental model of that same order. This book is neither a retrospective assessment nor a prediction for the future: it reveals what has changed and what has remained the same, in a workplace that remains a major part of the makeup of our society.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)|
About the Author
Jean-Pierre Durand is Professor of Sociology, and Chairman of the Centre de Recherches Pierre Naville, New University of Paris-Evry.
Nicolas Hatzfeld is a labor historian and worked on the Peugeot line for two years .
Table of ContentsIntroduction Peugeot-Sochaux: A Solid Inheritance and Incessant Change The Line Seen from Below Career Trajectories & the Composition of Identity The Labyrinthine Complexities of Informal Adjustment Possible Future for the Sochaux System