This book is designed to fill a gap in the studies of the American working class - to examine the sources of insurgency. The tendencies of academic studies of the working class has been to fragment those studies in ways that emphasize conflicts within the working class and, as a result, often confirm popular belief that working people fundamentally support the status quo. In this book we try to seek out those elements of work in capitalist society that induce resistance to the society in one form or another. An incredible study from two committed academics, and labor activists. From What Is The Working Class? to A History Of Struggle - and from the War On The Job to The Wars Within The Working Class. Quite superb.
Written in straightforward language, Glaberman and Faber's study covers issues like unemployment and the changing composition of the working class with the lively clarity that I can imagine connecting directly with trade unionists' view of the world.--Against the Current
Chapter 1 What is the Working Class? Chapter 2 A History of Struggle Chapter 3 Life at Work Chapter 4 The War on the Job Chapter 5 Work as Play or Making Work Human Chapter 6 The War within the Worker Chapter 7 The Wars within the Working Class Chapter 8 Conclusion