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The Resource A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society, Lawrence B. Glickman

A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society, Lawrence B. Glickman

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A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society
Title
A living wage
Title remainder
American workers and the making of consumer society
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence B. Glickman
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Living Wage," the rallying cry of union activists, is a concept with a revealing history, here documented by Lawrence B. Glickman. The labor movement's response to wages shows how American workers negotiated the transition from artisan to consumer, opening up new political possibilities for organized workers. At the same time, however, they created contradictions that continue to haunt the labor movement today. Nineteenth-century workers saw wages as dangerous, Glickman reveals, because workers hoped to become self-employed artisans rather than permanent employees
  • In the decades after the Civil War, organized workers began to view wage labor differently. Redefining working-class identity in consumerist terms, unions demanded a wage that would reward workers commensurate with their needs as consumers. Glickman brings the story of the living wage up to the present, clearly demonstrating how a historical perspective on the concept of a living wage can inform our understanding of current controversies
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DLC
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1963-
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Glickman, Lawrence B.
Dewey number
331.2/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6983
LC item number
.G475 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wages
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Working class
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Salarios
  • Costo y nivel de vida
  • Trabajadores
  • Consumo (Economía)
  • Salaires
  • Coût et niveau de la vie
  • Travailleurs
  • Consommation (Économie politique)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Wages
  • Working class
  • United States
  • Arbeidersbeweging
  • Salarissen
  • Consumptiemaatschappij
  • Arbeiter
  • Lohn
  • Konsumgesellschaft
  • Lohnpolitik
  • Lohnarbeit
  • Geschichte 1870-1997
  • USA
Label
A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society, Lawrence B. Glickman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-213) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Wage Labor -- pt. I. From Wage Slavery to the Living Wage. Ch. 1. That Curse of Modern Civilization. Ch. 2. Idle Men and Fallen Women -- pt. II. The Social Economy. Ch. 3. Defining the Living Wage. Ch. 4. Inventing the American Standard of Living -- pt. III. Workers of the World, Consume. Ch. 5. Merchants of Time. Ch. 6. Producers as Consumers -- pt. IV. The Living Wage in the Twentieth Century. Ch. 7. Subsistence or Consumption? Ch. 8. The Living Wage Incorporated -- Coda: Interpreting the Living Wage and Consumption
Control code
ocm36767632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 220 p.
Isbn
9780801433573
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97019264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36767632
  • (OCoLC)36767632
Label
A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society, Lawrence B. Glickman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Wage Labor -- pt. I. From Wage Slavery to the Living Wage. Ch. 1. That Curse of Modern Civilization. Ch. 2. Idle Men and Fallen Women -- pt. II. The Social Economy. Ch. 3. Defining the Living Wage. Ch. 4. Inventing the American Standard of Living -- pt. III. Workers of the World, Consume. Ch. 5. Merchants of Time. Ch. 6. Producers as Consumers -- pt. IV. The Living Wage in the Twentieth Century. Ch. 7. Subsistence or Consumption? Ch. 8. The Living Wage Incorporated -- Coda: Interpreting the Living Wage and Consumption
Control code
ocm36767632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 220 p.
Isbn
9780801433573
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97019264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36767632
  • (OCoLC)36767632

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