Histories of Labour: National and International Perspectives

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South Asia
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978-93-5002-128-6
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HB

 

 •       Provides a unique and authoritative survey of trends in labour history and historiographical developments around the  
         world over the last fifty years;

•       The essays are written by leading scholars from Britain, America, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, India,              
         Ireland and Japan.

•       It is wide-ranging, meticulously documented an accessibly written.

This book asserts the importance of the lives, aspirations and actions of ordinary workers. Their history is as important for understanding the past as the activities of their rulers.

An indispensable volume for all historians of work, workers and organised labour, it will be immensely valuable to those engaged in labour movements who believe that, in the face of globalisation, labour's future depends on understanding its past in all its complexities. It is published to commemorate the creation of the Society for the Study of Labour History in 1960 which, as Eric Hobsbawm remembers in his Preface, 'made British labour history for a time the most globally influential in the field'.

Joan Allen, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Newcastle, is currently an editor of Labour History Review.

Alan Campbell is Honorary Senior Fellow and formerly Reader in Labour and Social History at the University of Liverpool. A long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Labour History, he is the Society's Chair.

John McIlroy is Professor of Employment Relations at Middlesex University Business School. He is Secretary of the Society for the Study of Labour History.

 

 •       Provides a unique and authoritative survey of trends in labour history and historiographical developments around the  
         world over the last fifty years;

•       The essays are written by leading scholars from Britain, America, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, India,              
         Ireland and Japan.

•       It is wide-ranging, meticulously documented an accessibly written.

This book asserts the importance of the lives, aspirations and actions of ordinary workers. Their history is as important for understanding the past as the activities of their rulers.

An indispensable volume for all historians of work, workers and organised labour, it will be immensely valuable to those engaged in labour movements who believe that, in the face of globalisation, labour's future depends on understanding its past in all its complexities. It is published to commemorate the creation of the Society for the Study of Labour History in 1960 which, as Eric Hobsbawm remembers in his Preface, 'made British labour history for a time the most globally influential in the field'.

Joan Allen, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Newcastle, is currently an editor of Labour History Review.

Alan Campbell is Honorary Senior Fellow and formerly Reader in Labour and Social History at the University of Liverpool. A long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Study of Labour History, he is the Society's Chair.

John McIlroy is Professor of Employment Relations at Middlesex University Business School. He is Secretary of the Society for the Study of Labour History.