For Work / Against Work
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Alienation and freedom: The factory worker and his industry

by Blauner, Robert (1964)


Social, psychological, multidimensional conceptions of alienation are presented as they apply to industrial communities of the most diverse sorts. The dimensions of powerlessness, meaninglessness, isolation, etc. in various crafts such as printers, textile workers, auto workers, chemical operators, etc., are examined in detail with the variations expressed in these crafts. Some socio-technical systems, such as assembly lines, give too narrow generalizations of work situations. Extensive bibliographical references are included. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)


Alienation, Freedom, Factory Workers, Marx, Blauner, Craft


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