Divisions and Solidarities

Divisions and Solidarities

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Traditionally, class analysis has exaggerated the role of economic differentiation, particularly that of the informal economy, and has underestimated the degree of common consciousness amongst the `labouring class'. In Divisions and Solidarities, Alison MacEwen Scott examines class analysis and the inter-relationship between gender and class which creates a shared interest between men and women in some contexts and a divergence of interest in others. Using case studies of the urban population in Latin America, she presents a major critique of existing class theories and presents a new theoretical treatment on class formation, the orthodoxy of the informal economy, class consciousness and political participation.In terms of specific job preferences, the case study data show that manual workers were well aware of the advantages and ... Pride in work and selfa€” respect were important to manual workers; maximizing incomes was only one part of the picture for them. ... 6 Mobility within the labouring class I: aggregate patterns The.

Title:Divisions and Solidarities
Author:Alison MacEwen Scott
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-04


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