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The Glassworkers of Carmaux
     

The Glassworkers of Carmaux

by Joan Wallace Scott, Joan W. Scott
 
This study analyzes in close detail the experiences of glassworkers as mechanization transformed their trade from a highly skilled art to a semiskilled occupation. Ms. Scott argues that changes in the organization of work altered the life style and political outlook of glassworkers. These changes also created a new identity for them as residents of Carmaux, a city in

Overview

This study analyzes in close detail the experiences of glassworkers as mechanization transformed their trade from a highly skilled art to a semiskilled occupation. Ms. Scott argues that changes in the organization of work altered the life style and political outlook of glassworkers. These changes also created a new identity for them as residents of Carmaux, a city in the Department of the tarn in southwestern France. Once an isolated group of itinerant workers within the city, glassworkers became active trade unionists and militant socialists in the 1890s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674354401
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1974
Series:
Harvard Studies in Urban History
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Wallach Scott is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. and winner of the Herbert Baxter Adams and the Joan Kelly prizes of the American Historical Association.

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