Based on interviews with workers at a chemical factory, this study elicits perceptions of authority relations at work and provides information on the degree to which people see these relations as legitimate. The employees discuss safety, self-fulfillment and resistance to authority.

chapter 1|22 pages


chapter 2|18 pages

“Not a Debating Society”

chapter 3|24 pages

Daily Life

chapter 4|25 pages

Industrial Non-Democracy

chapter 5|32 pages

Expectations and Frustrations

chapter 6|37 pages

The Workday Tug of War

chapter 7|35 pages

Preference and Interest, Redux

chapter 8|11 pages