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Social Class and the Division of Labour
Essays in Honour of Ilya Neustadt


Ali Rattansi, Anthony Giddens, Graeme Salaman, Gavin Mackenzie, Ely Chinoy, David Lockwood, Richard Brown, Sheila Allen, Richard Scase, John Goldthorpe, Terry Johnson, Geoffrey Ingham, John Scott, Paul Hirst, Tom Bottomore
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  • Date Published: January 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521288095

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  • The problems of class analysis and the division of labour in industrial societies are of fundamental importance in the social sciences. Designed as a testimonial volume for Ilya Neustadt, Social Class and the Division of Labour provides a comprehensive discussion of the central issues of this debate. All the essays in this volume attempt to integrate theoretical debate and empirical investigation: some focus directly on the division of labour, considering especially Marxist views of its relation to class domination, while others are more concerned with the labour process as it currently exists in capitalist productions. The volume as a whole demonstrates forcibly that class divisions and class conflict can only be properly understood in conjunction with an elaborated analysis of the division of labour. The book represents a major contribution to class theory and analysis which will attract considerable attention amongst sociologists and economists, and become a standard textbook for undergraduates in these subjects.

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    • Date Published: January 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521288095
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Marx and the abolition of the division of labour Ali Rattansi
    2. Power, the dialectic of control and class structuration Anthony Giddens
    3. Managing the frontier of control Graeme Salaman
    4. Class boundaries and the labour process Gavin Mackenzie
    5. Control and resistance on the assembly line Ely Chinoy
    6. Fatalism: Durkheim's hidden theory of order David Lockwood
    7. Work histories, career strategies and the class structure Richard Brown
    8. Gender inequality and class formation Sheila Allen
    9. The petty bourgeoisie and modern capitalism: a consideration of recent theories Richard Scase
    10. On the service class, its formation and future John Goldthorpe
    11. The state and the professions: peculiarities of the British Terry Johnson
    12. Divisions within the dominant class and British 'exceptionalism' Geoffrey Ingham
    13. Property and control: some remarks on the British propertied class John Scott
    14. The division of labour, incomes policy and industrial democracy Paul Hirst
    15. The political role of the working class in Western Europe Tom Bottomore
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  • Editors

    Anthony Giddens

    Gavin MacKenzie


    Ali Rattansi, Anthony Giddens, Graeme Salaman, Gavin Mackenzie, Ely Chinoy, David Lockwood, Richard Brown, Sheila Allen, Richard Scase, John Goldthorpe, Terry Johnson, Geoffrey Ingham, John Scott, Paul Hirst, Tom Bottomore

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