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The Struggle for Market Power: Industrial Relations in the British Coal Industry, 1800 1840 James Alan Jaffe

The Struggle for Market Power: Industrial Relations in the British Coal Industry, 1800 1840

James Alan Jaffe

Published March 29th 1991
ISBN : 9780521391467
Hardcover
242 pages
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During the Industrial Revolution, class was defined largely through the structuring of market relations. Integrating aspects of economic and social history as well as industrial sociology, this book examines the sources of the perception of theMoreDuring the Industrial Revolution, class was defined largely through the structuring of market relations. Integrating aspects of economic and social history as well as industrial sociology, this book examines the sources of the perception of the market on the part of both capital and labor and the elaboration of their alternative market ideologies. Of particular import is the argument that working class culture expressed a fundamental acceptance of the utility of the market, a point that is supported by a detailed analysis of the labor process, workplace bargaining and early nineteenth century trade unionism. Nonetheless, the working classs definition of proper market relations differed substantially from that of capitalists.