A History of Work in Britain, 1880-1950 (Social History in Perspective)

A History of Work in Britain, 1880-1950 (Social History in Perspective)

By: Arthur J. McIvor (author)Hardback

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This text draws upon the existing body of literature and incorporates substantial research to provide an interpretative overview of the social history of work in Britain from the late Victorian period to 1950. Different theoretical frameworks are analyzed and the historiography reviewed. McIvor explores the changing nature of work over 1880-1950, focusing upon the occupational profile, work conditions, the labour process, inequalities and discrimination in employment and work culture. Industrial relations and the politics of work are evaluated, and the final section probes the interaction between employment and health. This is a valuable introduction to the history of a crucial element in all our lives.

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ARTHUR MCIVOR is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Strathclyde.


List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction The Historiography and Theorising of Work The Changing Labour Force The Experience of Work: Deskilling, Intensification and Alienation? Exercising Control: Employers and the Management of Labour Work Conditions, Occupation and Health Regulating Work: The Role of the State Women, Gender Relations and Inequalities at Work Trade Unions, Work and Politics Conclusion: Labour Transformed? Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/11/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780333596166
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780333596166
  • weight: 449
  • ISBN10: 0333596161

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