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Manufacturing Consent : Changes in the Labour Process Under Monopoly Capitalism - Michael Burawoy

Manufacturing Consent

Changes in the Labour Process Under Monopoly Capitalism

Paperback Published: 1st January 1979
ISBN: 9780226080383
Number Of Pages: 286

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Since the 1930s, industrial sociologists have tried to answer the question, Why do workers not work harder? Michael Burawoy spent ten months as a machine operator in a Chicago factory trying to answer different but equally important questions: Why do workers work as hard as they do? Why do workers routinely consent to their own exploitation?
"Manufacturing Consent," the result of Burawoy's research, combines rich ethnographical description with an original Marxist theory of the capitalist labor process. "Manufacturing Consent" is unique among studies of this kind because Burawoy has been able to analyze his own experiences in relation to those of Donald Roy, who studied the same factory thirty years earlier. Burawoy traces the technical, political, and ideological changes in factory life to the transformations of the market relations of the plant (it is now part of a multinational corporation) and to broader movements, since World War II, in industrial relations.

Preface
From Sociology to Marxism
The Demise of Industrial Sociology
Toward a Theory of the Capitalist Labor Process
Changes in the Labor Process
From Geer Company to Allied Corporation
Thirty Years of Making Out
- The Production of Consent
The Labor Process as a Game
The Rise of an Internal Labor Market
Consolidating an Internal State
The Relative Autonomy of the Labor Process
The Labor Process in a Recession
The Labor Process and Worker Consciousness
The Motors of Change
Struggles on the Shop Floor
Class Struggle and Capitalist Competition
From Competitive to Monopoly Capitalism Appendix Comparative Perspective: Change and Continuity in the Zambian Mining Industry
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226080383
ISBN-10: 0226080382
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st January 1979
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition