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Title:
Contested terrain : the transformation of the workplace in the twentieth century
Author:
Edwards, Richard, 1944-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Basic Books, [1979]

©1979
Physical Description:
ix, 261 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1420 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780465014125
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The controversial study by a young radical economist of the transformation of the workplace-- where today impersonal bureaucracies legitimate hierarchies and enhance the employer's control over the worker.


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 Three Faces from the Hidden Abodep. 3
Chapter 2 The Personal Touch: Competitive Capitalism and the Simple Forms of Controlp. 23
Chapter 3 Running Full: the Breakdown of Competitionp. 37
Chapter 4 Until the Battle Is Fairly Won: the Crisis of Control in the Firmp. 48
Chapter 5 Seeing the World: Corporations in Monopoly Capitalismp. 72
Chapter 6 Experiments, Beginnings, and Failuresp. 90
Chapter 7 Technical Control: an All-Around Adjustor and Equalizerp. 111
Chapter 8 Bureaucratic Control: Policy No. 1.1p. 130
Chapter 9 Labor Re-Divided, Part I: Segmented Labor Marketsp. 163
Chapter 10 Labor Redivided, Part Ii: the Fractions of the Working Classp. 184
Chapter 11 Capitalism or Democracy? the Contradictions of Modern Controlp. 200
Appendixp. 217
Notesp. 225
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 253