This title was first published in 2001. This detailed study of European trade unions also addresses academic concerns about the continuing relevance of the class concept as an analytical tool. As a social movement, the trade union has always used the class principal to unite and defend workers, and the diverse contributions to this volume enable the more accurate positioning of class discourse within both the debate about trade unions and wider sociological inquiry.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter 2|42 pages
The Transformation of Social Classes
From ‘Deproletarianisation’ to ‘Individualisation’?
chapter 4|28 pages
Social Segregation in a Working-class Community
Economic and Social Change in the South Wales Coalfield
chapter 6|20 pages
Union Participation in the Netherlands
Differences Between Traditional and ‘New’ Employees
chapter 8|28 pages
Urban Centredness as a Source of Variation in Middle-Class Formation
Evidence from North London