Industrial Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology v. 78)

Industrial Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology v. 78)

By: Jonathan Parry (editor), Geert De Neve (editor), Massimiliano Mollona (editor)Paperback

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Industrial Work and Life: An Anthropological Reader is a comprehensive anthropological overview of industrialisation in both Western and non-Western societies. Based on contemporary and historical ethnographic material, the book unpacks the 'world of industry' in the context of the shop floor, the family, and the city, revealing the rich social and political texture underpinning economic development. It also provides a critical discussion of the assumptions that inform much of the social science literature on industrialisation and industrial 'modernity'. The reader is divided into four thematic sections, each with a clear and informative introduction: historical development of industrial capitalism; shopfloor organisation; the relationships between the workplace and the home; the teleology of industrial 'modernity' and working-class consciousness. With readings by key writers from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, Industrial Work and Life is the essential introduction to the study of industrialisation in different societies. It will appeal to students across a wide range of subjects including: anthropology, comparative sociology, social history, development studies, industrial relations and management studies. Includes essays by: E.P. Thompson, Aihwa Ong, Jonathan Parry, Thomas C. Smith, Harry Braverman, Michael Burawoy, Huw Beynon, Francoise Zonabend, James Carrier, Leslie Salzinger, Ching Kwan Lee, Ronald Dore, Tom Gill, Carla Freeman, Max Gluckman, James Ferguson, Chitra Joshi, Lisa Rofel, Geert De Neve, Karl Marx, Rajnarayan Chandavarkar, Robert Roberts, June Nash, Christena Turner.

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Geert De Neeve is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Massimilano Mollona is Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Jonathan Parry is Professor of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics.


General introduction PART 1: TIME AND WORK DISCIPLINE Sectional Introduction 1. Time, work-discipline and industrial capitalism, Edward Palmer Thompson 2. The production of possession: Spirits and the multinational corporation in Malaysia, Aihwa Ong 3. Satanic fields, pleasant mills: work in an Indian steel plant, Jonathan Parry, 4. Peasant time and factory time in Japan, Thomas C. Smith PART 2: WORK ORGANISATION Sectional Introduction 5. Scientific Management, Harry Braverman 6. Thirty years of making out, Michael Burawoy 7. Controlling the line, Huw Beynon 8. The nuclear everyday, Francoise Zonabend Part 3: 'WORK' AND 'LIFE' Sectional Introduction 9. Emerging alienation in production: a Maussian history, James Carrier 10. Gendered Meanings in Contention, Leslie Salzinger 11. Local Despotism, Ching Kwan Lee 12. The enterprise as a community, Ronald Dore, 13. Yoseba and Ninpudashi: Changing Patterns of Employment on the fringes of the Japanese Economy, Tom Gill 14. Femininity and flexible labor: Fashioning class through gender on the global assembly line, Carla Freeman PART 4: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AS TELOS Sectional Introduction 15. Anthropological problems arising from the African Industrial Revolution, Max Gluckman 16. Global Disconnect: Abjection and the Aftermath of Modernism, James Ferguson 17. Despair, Chitra Joshi 18. The Poetics of Productivity, Lisa Rofel 19. Asking for and giving baki, Geert De Neve PART 5: THE WORKING CLASS? Sectional Introduction 20. Bourgeois and proletarians, Karl Marx 21. Perspectives on the politics of class, Rajnarayan Chandavarkar 22. Class structure in the classic slum, Robert Roberts 23. The cultural roots of working class identity in the Bolivian tin mines, June Nash 24. Learning to Protest in Japan, Christena Turner Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 01/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781847880741
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781847880741
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 1847880746

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