False Promises

False Promises

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DIVThis classic study of the American working class, originally published in 1973, is now back in print with a new introduction and epilogue by the author. An innovative blend of first-person experience and original scholarship, Aronowitz traces the historical development of the American working class from post-Civil War times and shows why radical movements have failed to overcome the forces that tend to divde groups of workers from one another. The rise of labor unions is analyzed, as well as their decline as a force for social change. Aronowitza€™s new introduction situates the book in the context of developments in current scholarship and the epilogue discusses the effects of recent economic and political changes in the American labor movement./divEach task is accorded a different rank, so that the labor of the file clerk is differentiated from that of the typist, not only in terms of job description but in relation to ... Nevertheless, despite the similarity of her job with those of her subordinates, the front-line supervisor believes that her ... building maintenance, sanitation, highway construction and repair, post offices, and other work that involves physical labor.

Title:False Promises
Author:Stanley Aronowitz
Publisher:Duke University Press - 1992


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