The Stratifying Trade Union - Duke, Shaul A.
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This book examines a basic assumption behind most of the critical, progressive thinking of our times: that trade unions are necessarily tools for solidarity and are integral to a more equal and just society. Shaul A. Duke assesses the trade union's potential to promote equality in ethnically and racially diverse societies by offering an in-depth look into how unions operate; how power flows between union levels; where inequality originates; and the role of union members in union dynamics. By analyzing the trade union's effects on working-class inequality in Palestine during 1920-1948, this…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines a basic assumption behind most of the critical, progressive thinking of our times: that trade unions are necessarily tools for solidarity and are integral to a more equal and just society. Shaul A. Duke assesses the trade union's potential to promote equality in ethnically and racially diverse societies by offering an in-depth look into how unions operate; how power flows between union levels; where inequality originates; and the role of union members in union dynamics. By analyzing the trade union's effects on working-class inequality in Palestine during 1920-1948, this book shifts the conventional emphasis on worker-employer relations to that of worker-worker relations. It offers a conceptualization of how strong union members directed union policy from below in order to eliminate competition, often by excluding marginalized groups. The comparison of the union experiences of Palestinian-Arabs, Jewish-Yemeni immigrants, and Jewish women offers a fresh look into the labor history of Palestine and its social stratification.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-87950-5
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Seitenzahl: 332
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25. August 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 435g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319879505
  • ISBN-10: 3319879502
  • Artikelnr.: 55127584
Autorenporträt
Shaul A. Duke recently earned his PhD from the Department of Sociology at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. His work on political sociology's tendency to ignore the masses' role in endorsing repressive policies was published in Critical Sociology, and his work on technology's potential to enable independent large-scope research appeared in Current Sociology.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction 2. Mandatory Palestine's Political Economy and Trade Union Regime 3. Full Union Exclusion: The Case of Mandatory Palestine's Arabs Severe Partial Union Exclusion: The Case of Yemeni Jews in Mandatory Palestine 5. Moderate Partial Union Exclusion: The Case of Ashkenazi Women Workers in Mandatory Palestine 6. Standardization, Inclusion, and Tying Together the Union Uses Model 7. Conclusion