Workers and Working Class in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic (Library of Modern Middle East Studies v. 3)

Workers and Working Class in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic (Library of Modern Middle East Studies v. 3)

By: Erik J. Zurcher (editor), Donald Quataert (editor), Donald Quataert (contributor), Erik Jan Zuercher (preface_author)Hardback

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This study investigates the growth of the industrial workforce in the Ottoman empire and Turkey in the period from 1840 to 1940, when the Industrial Revolution began to have a serious impact on the Middle East. Special attention is devoted to the role of ethnicity and gender; to the transition from traditional guilds to modern trade unions; work stoppages and strikes; and the role of the state.

Contents

The emergence of the Ottoman industrial working class, 1839-1923, Yavuz Selim Karakisla; militant textile weavers in Damascus - waged artisans and the Ottoman labour movement, 1850-1914, Sherry Vatter; the workers of Salonica, 1850-1912, Donald Quataert; the development of class consciousness in republican Turkey, 1923-45, Feroz Ahmad; the state of the industrial workforce, 1923-40, Erdal Yavuz; capital and labour during World War II, Mehmet Sehmus Guzel; afterword - the current condition of the popular classes, Caglar Keyder.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781850438755
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781850438755
  • ISBN10: 1850438757

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