Labor and Monopoly Capitalism: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

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This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print. Written in a direct, inviting way by Harry Braverman, whose years as an industrial worker gave him rich personal insight into work, Labor and Monopoly Capital overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology.

This new edition features an introduction by John Bellamy Foster that sets the work in historical and theoretical context, as well as two rare articles by Braverman, "The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century" (1975) and "Two Comments" (1976), that add much to our understanding of the book.

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Reprints the 1974 classic that became the standard text for such areas of sociology as the science of managerial control, the relationship of technological innovation to social class, and the eradication of skill from work under capitalism. Having worked at a number of crafts in the metal industry,

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Harry Braverman was director of Monthly Review Press at the time of his death in 1976. John Bellamy Foster is associate professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, author of The Vulnerable Planet, and co-editor of In Defense of History: Marxism and Postmodern Agenda.

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