Segmented Work, Divided Workers: The historical transformation of labor in the United States

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Cambridge University Press, May 31, 1982 - History - 304 pages
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Segmented Work, Divided Workers presents a restatement and expansion of the theory of labor segmentation by three of its founding scholars. The authors argue that divisions with the US working class are rooted in a segmentation of jobs since World War II. They explain the origins of job segmentation through a careful and systematic historical analysis of changes in the labor process and the structure of labor markets since the early 1800s. this analysis builds, in turn, upon hypotheses about successive stages in the history of capitalist development. Segmented Work, Divided Workers integrates this economics analysis with a careful historial appreciation of the complexity of working-class experience in the United States.

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D M Gordon has published poems and stories widely in literary journals such as Nimrod, Northwest Review, and The Massachusetts Review. Prizes include The Betsy Colquitt Award from descant, the Editor's Choice from Beacon Street Review, and a First Prize from Glimmer Train. She is a 2008 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in fiction, and a 2004 Finalist in Poetry. As Writer in Residence for Forbes Library (Northampton, Mass.), she is founder of public forums on contemporary poetry and other programs for writers. She holds a MM in Music from Boston University. She has been a chamber music performer, piano teacher, and equestrian. FOURTH WORLD is her first collection.

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