This title was first published in 2001. A comparative sociological examination of artisans, exploring historical examples and theoretical references to the stratum. The book also investigates empirical case studies and analyzes the variegated careers of contemporary artisans.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Defining the artisan: some historical precedents; Marxist approaches on artisans: simple-commodity production and intermediate classes; Lineaments of simple-commodity production; Sociological approaches to the petty bourgeoisie and small firms in advanced societies; Explaining success and survival of artisans: a comparison of contemporary artisans in the third Italy and Greece; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.