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3604-Quiz 5 4 - 1) Briefly summarize the following chapter:...

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1) Briefly summarize the following chapter: Class, Industrial Conflict and the labor process, pages 152-189. The chapter is titled Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labor process. The chapter starts off by introducing the problems of “three closely related facets of work: class, industrial conflict, and the labor process.” (152) After the introduction it moves onto Theoretical approaches to class, most of which is told in the Marxist view. This section delves into the idea of ‘false consciousness’ and moves onto Trade unions. As of late the number of labor in unions has decreased they still represent a strong percent of workforce. 30 Percent of white-collar workers are in unions compared to the 29 percent of blue collar workers, which is quite surprising given that the blue collar work is more along the lines of labor-related work that unions were once more typical in. The Chapter moves on to class and industrial action, which is relevant to strikes in the workforce and through a number of damaging strikes that have occurred in the past. The book goes into the various types of strikes such as the disorganization model, the frustration model, and the conflict model. The chapter goes into theory of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course SOC 3604 taught by Professor Tulgrik during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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3604-Quiz 5 4 - 1) Briefly summarize the following chapter:...

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