Just the Working Life: Opposition and Accommodation in Daily Industrial Life

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M.E. Sharpe, 1990 - Psychology - 227 pages
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Based on interviews with workers at a chemical factory, this study elicits perceptions of authority relations at work and provides information on the degree to which people see these relations as legitimate. The employees discuss safety, self-fulfillment and resistance to authority.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Not a Debating Society
25
Daily Life
43
Industrial NonDemocracy
67
Expectations and Frustrations
92
The Workday Tug of War
124
Preference and Interest Redux
161
Conclusion
196
Appendix A
207
Appendix B
209
Bibliography
211
Index
221
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