A Social History of Spanish Labour: New Perspectives on Class, Politics, and Gender

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José A. Piqueras, Vicent Sanz-Rozalén
Berghahn Books, Jan 30, 2008 - History - 336 pages
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Focusing on organization, resistance and political culture, this collection represents some of the best examples of recent Spanish historiography in the field of modern Spanish labor movements. Topics range from socialism to anarchism, from the formation of the liberal state in the 19th century to the Civil War, and from women in the work place to the fate of the unions under Franco.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1The Formation of the Working Class
19
Chapter 2 Women in the Workplace in Nineteenth and TwentiethCentury Spain
43
Chapter 3 The Hardest Most Unpleasant Profession
64
Chapter 4 The Toccata and Fugue of the Urban Factory
92
Chapter 5 Craft Work Industry and Radical Culture in the Age of the First International
106
Chapter 6 Resistance Resistance Restistance
134
Chapter 7 Traditional Popular Culture and Industrial Work Discipline
153
Chapter 9 Disputes Protest and Forms of Resistance in Rural Areas
197
Chapter 10 The Standard of Living of Miners in Biscaye 18761936
221
Chapter 11 Republicans Socialists and Anarchists
241
Chapter 12 The Civil War A Class Struggle?
258
Chapter 13 Subordination Supplies and Mortality
274
Chapter 14 A Fundamental Instrument for LabourForce Control?
298
Notes on Contributors
315
Index
317

Chapter 8 Rough Characters
176

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About the author (2008)

José A. Piqueras is Professor of History at University Jaume I (Castellón-Spain) and has published widely on the development of civil societies, social movements and political culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. From 1988 has been the Editor of Historia Social.

Vicent Sanz-Rozalén is Lecturer of History at University Jaume I (Castellón-Spain) and author of a number of on social and political movements in 19th-century societies and Cuban-Spanish colonial relations during the late period of colony.

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