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Workers on the Move : The Sociology of Relocation - Michael Mann

Workers on the Move

The Sociology of Relocation

Paperback Published: 16th July 1973
ISBN: 9780521097871
Number Of Pages: 276

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Originally published in 1973, this book tells the story of the complete move in 1965/1966 of Alfred Bird and Sons Limited from central Birmingham to Banbury, in which a large proportion of the existing labour force was successfully transferred. By focusing on the relocation decision made by individual employees, the author was able to submit to a critical test sociological theories in a wide variety of fields - urban and regional planning, family and community sociology and industrial sociology. The main body of the book presents the results of interview surveys conducted on the company's employees both before and after the move. The varied technologies of the company enabled Dr Mann to contribute to the debate concerning technological determinants of workers' attitudes and behaviour. This book will be of of interest to both laymen and specialists concerned with industrial and urban problems in society.

Industrial relocation and the conurbations
Public attitudes to migration and relocation
The worker's dependence upon employment
The case-study company
The relocation
Movers and non-movers: relocation decisions
The movers in Banbury
The experience of the non-movers
Methodological appendix
Questionnaires used
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521097871
ISBN-10: 0521097878
Series: Cambridge Studies in Sociology, 6
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 16th July 1973
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.41

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