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.
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.
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