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The Glassworkers of Carmaux

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Ms. Scott argues that changes in the organization of work altered the life style and political outlook of glassworkers.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 1980 by Harvard University Press (first published January 1st 1974)
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Mariel
Oct 24, 2007 Mariel rated it really liked it
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Scott is generally known as The gender historian, but this book deals little with gender and/or women. (Scott's new book is "The Politics of the Veil" which deals with Muslim women in France, and I would love to read it if I ever have the opportunity to read something other than school related books).

This is a case study of glassworkers in Carmaux (it is aptly titled) and how mechanization deskilled the craft. Scott's point is that working class consciousness did not progress in a linear fashio
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Feb 23, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it really liked it
An excellent "bottoms-up" account of how the unionized members of a local French glass industry became socialists. This wasn't because socialism became the dominant ideological framework within which unionized workers could mobilize for their common interests (here a revolt against mechanization and the resultant loss of social power amongst skilled workers). Rather, socialism, emergent at the time as a national alternative in politics was co-opted by these glassworker folks who used it as an or ...more
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Joan Scott is known internationally for writings that theorize gender as an analytic category. She is a leading figure in the emerging field of critical history. Her ground-breaking work has challenged the foundations of conventional historical practice, including the nature of historical evidence and historical experience and the role of narrative in the writing of history, and has contributed to ...more
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