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Industrial work and life: an anthropological reader

Mollona, Massimiliano, De Neve, Geert and Parry, Jonathan, eds. (2009) Industrial work and life: an anthropological reader. LSE monographs on social anthropology. Berg, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781847880741

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Industrial Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader is a comprehensive anthropological overview of industrialisation in both Western and non-Western societies. Based on contemporary and historical ethnographic material, the book unpacks the 'world of industry' in the context of the shop floor, the family, and the city, revealing the rich social and political texture underpinning economic development. It also provides a critical discussion of the assumptions that inform much of the social science literature on industrialisation and industrial 'modernity'. The reader is divided into four thematic sections, each with a clear and informative introduction: historical development of industrial capitalism; shopfloor organisation; the relationships between the workplace and the home; the teleology of industrial 'modernity' and working-class consciousness.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2009 Berg
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 10:18
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 23:06

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