1st Edition

Just the Working Life
Opposition and Accommodation in Daily Industrial Life

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ISBN 9780873326087
Published July 31, 1990 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Based on interviews with workers at a chemical factory, this study elicits perceptions of authority relations at work and provides information on the degree to which people see these relations as legitimate. The employees discuss safety, self-fulfillment and resistance to authority.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments, 1 Introduction, 2 "Not a Debating Society", 3 Daily Life, 4 Industrial Non-Democracy, 5 Expectations and Frustrations, 6 The Workday Tug of War, 7 Preference and Interest, Redux, 8 Conc1usion, Appendix A, Appendix B, Bibliography, Index

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Marc Lendler received his B.A. from Antioch University in 1970. For the next eight years he worked in a variety of factories in Cincinatti, Ohio. He then went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. Professor Lendler has taught at Connecticut College, Mount Holyoke, and the University of Pennsylvania. He now teaches Political Science in the Social Science division at Bennington College.