Released: January 1998
Preface by Paul Sweezy
Foreword by John Bellamy Foster
This widely acclaimed work, first published in 1974, overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology and became the standard text for many basic areas of sociological inquiry, including the science of managerial control, the relationship of technological innovation to social class, and the eradication of skill from work under capitalism.
A new foreword by John Bellamy Foster sets the work in historical and theoretical context. Also included are two rare articles by Braverman that add much to our understanding of the book: “The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century” (1975) and “Two Comments” (1976).
Labor and Monopoly Capital is one of the most influential books of our time,and it deserves to be. This new edition will help a new generation of readers understand the forces that are now transforming work around the world
Written with great force and beauty.
The best analysis of the division of labor between the design and the execution of industrial production.