The Blackcoated Worker: A Study in Class Consciousness
First published in 1958, this study of British clerical workers--their aspirations, views of themselves, and relationships to the manual worker and Trade Union movement--is a pioneering analysis of a social class. Lockwood documents how the development of class consciousness and trade unionism among clerical workers has reflected changes in their economic position, working relationships, and social status. This revised edition includes a substantial new introduction that brings Lockwood's research completely up to date.
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A. L. Bowley action administrative affiliation Annual Conference bank clerk Bank Officer blackcoated unionism blackcoated worker bureaucratic Census civil service class consciousness class position clerical labour clerical unions clerical workers clerks and manual Collar counting house CSCA degree deskilling earnings economic position employed employment establishments fact factors favour female clerks figures government officers growth guild Ibid income increased interests Labour Movement Labour Party less majority male clerks managerial manual workers market situation membership middle class mobility NALGO National Union non-manual workers number of clerks occupational office workers organization particular political prestige proletarianization promotion proportion of clerks railway clerks recruitment relations relationship relatively Report routine salaries secretary skilled manual social status staff strike strike action TABLE tion total employees trade union Transport Salaried Staff unskilled wages white-collar unionism white-collar workers women clerks word processors working-class