ISBN-10:
0521289211
ISBN-13:
9780521289214
Pub. Date:
12/28/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The historical transformation of labor in the United States

Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The historical transformation of labor in the United States

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Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The historical transformation of labor in the United States

Segmented Work, Divided Workers presents a restatement and expansion of the theory of labor segmentation by three of its founding scholars. The authors argue that divisions with the US working class are rooted in a segmentation of jobs since World War II. They explain the origins of job segmentation through a careful and systematic historical analysis of changes in the labor process and the structure of labor markets since the early 1800s. this analysis builds, in turn, upon hypotheses about successive stages in the history of capitalist development. Segmented Work, Divided Workers integrates this economics analysis with a careful historial appreciation of the complexity of working-class experience in the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9780521289214
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The historical transformation of labor: an overview; 2. Long swings and stages of capitalism; 3. Initial proletarianization: 1820s to 1890s; 4. the homogenization of labor: 1870s to World War II; 5. The segmentation of labor: 1920s to the present; 6. A recapitulation; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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