Back to the factory: the continuing salience of industrial workplace history

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Akgöz, G., Croucher, R. and Pizzolato, N. 2020. Back to the factory: the continuing salience of industrial workplace history. Labor History. 61 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/0023656X.2019.1681632
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TitleBack to the factory: the continuing salience of industrial workplace history
AuthorsAkgöz, G., Croucher, R. and Pizzolato, N.
Abstract

Factories remain significant sites of employment, crucial to capitalism. In the twentieth century, scholars registered achievements in documenting their history, but since the late 1980s, and for a generation, the field lost impetus within labour history although insights continued to accumulate through work in adjacent disciplines. The factory has not featured on the agenda of 'transnational' and 'global' labour history, but we suggest that it can and should contribute to that broader global project, reinvigorating labour history, not least by contributing a dimension close to workers’ everyday experience.

KeywordsGlobal labour history; factory history; industrialization; post-industrialization; working-class history
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
JournalLabor History
ISSN0023-656X
Electronic1469-9702
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Online29 Oct 2019
Print02 Jan 2020
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Deposited28 Oct 2019
Submitted22 Jan 2018
Accepted28 Dec 2018
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© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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