Assembling cultures : workplace activism, labour militancy and cultural change in Britain's car factories, 1945-82 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Assembling cultures : workplace activism, labour militancy and cultural change in Britain's car factories, 1945-82

Author: Jack Saunders
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2019].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In British political discourse the idea that in the 1970s trade unions 'ran the country' has become a truism, a folk mythology invoked against the twin perils of socialism and strikes. But who exactly wielded power in Britain's workplaces and on what terms? Assembling cultures takes a fine-grained look at factory activism in the motor industry between 1945 and 1982, using car manufacturing as a key case for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Saunders
ISBN: 1526133393 9781526133397
OCLC Number: 1154697742
Description: x, 298 pages : illustrations, carte ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Car workers, trade union and public discourse --
Organising in car factories 1945-64 --
Decentralised direct democracy, 1964-68 --
Re-making workplace trade unionism, 1968-75 --
Towards 'strike free', 1975-82 --
Conclusion
Other Titles: Workplace activism, labour militancy and cultural change in Britain's car factories, 1945-82
Responsibility: Jack Saunders.

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Assembling cultures charts the development of workplace activism in the British motor industry between 1945 and 1982. -- .  Read more...

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'Much more could be said about a book which combines richness in detail with a compelling central argument. Saunders' work makes a substantial contribution not just to studies of the labour movement Read more...

 
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