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

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

Introduction
3
Labor and Management
29
Science and Mechanization
105
Monopoly Capital
173
The Growing WorkingClass Occupations
201
The Working Class
259
Two Comments
311
The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century
316
Index
326
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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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