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

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CUP Archive, Dec 30, 1982 - Social Science - 337 pages
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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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Contents

Marx and the abolition of the division of labour
12
Power the dialectic of control and class structuration
29
Managing the frontier of control
46
Class boundaries and the labour process
63
Control and resistance on the assembly line
87
Durkheims hidden theory of order
101
Work histories career strategies and the class structure
119
Gender inequality and class formation
137
peculiarities of the British
186
Divisions within the dominant class and British
209
some remarks on the British propertied
228
The division of labour incomes policy and industrial
248
The political role of the working class in Western Europe
265
Bibliography
316
Index
330
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On the service class its formation and future
162

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About the author (1982)

Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.

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