1st Edition

Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market

    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1982 Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market, is an edited collection addressing the contemporary sociology of the labour market. The collection focuses on the categorisation of the diverse dualities that might be thought to characterise certain labour markets. The collection addresses many economic sectors, and there is a distinct focus on labour market analyses developed within neo-classical and radical economics in the USA. The analyses maintain that the labour market is in some sense dualistic.


    1. Introduction: Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market

    2. Labour in the Woollen and Worsted Industry: A Critical Analysis of Dual Labour Market Theory, Glenn Morgan and David Hooper

    3. Patterns of Disadvantage in a City Labour Market, Jim Cousins and Margaret Curran

    4. Women in the Local Labour Market: A Case with Particular Reference to the Retail Trades in Britain 1900-1930, Diana J. Smith

    5. ‘The Contested Terrain’: A Critique of R.C. Edwards’ Theory of Working Class Fractions and Politics, Roger Penn

    6. ‘Fraternalism’ and ‘Paternalism’ as Employer Strategies in Small Firms, Robert Goffee and Richard Scase

    7. Clerical ‘Proletariansation’: Myth or Reality, Rosemary Crompton and Gareth Jones

    8. Class Relations and Uneven Development in Wales, Philip Cooke

    9. Technocratic Ideology and the Reproduction of Inequality: The Case of the Electronics Industry in the Republic of Ireland, Peter Murray and James Wickham


    David Robbins, Lesley Caldwell, Graham Day