Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

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NYU Press, Dec 1, 1998 - Political Science - 465 pages
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This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print. Written in a direct, inviting way by Harry Braverman, whose years as an industrial worker gave him rich personal insight into work, Labor and Monopoly Capital overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology.

This new edition features an introduction by John Bellamy Foster that sets the work in historical and theoretical context, as well as two rare articles by Braverman, "The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century" (1975) and "Two Comments" (1976), that add much to our understanding of the book.

 

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Contents

to the Capitalist Mode of Production
96
The ScientificTechnical Revolution
107
on the Distribution of Labor
163
ix
197
Clerical Workers
203
31
206
41
246
Service Occupations and Retail Trade
248
The Structure of the Working Class
261
59
270
The Middle Layers of Employment
279
A Final Note on Skill
294
Two Comments 3 11
316
86
328
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About the author (1998)

Harry Braverman was director of Monthly Review Press at the time of his death in 1976. John Bellamy Foster is associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, author of The Vulnerable Planet, and co-editor of In Defense of History: Marxism and Postmodern Agenda.

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