French Revolutionary Syndicalism and the Public Sphere
By (author) Kenneth H. Tucker
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French Revolutionary Syndicalism and the Public Sphere by Kenneth H. Tucker
Book DescriptionThis study explores the evolution of the Confederation Generale du Travail (CGT), and its interaction with the French public sphere, between 1900 and 1920. Kenneth Tucker examines the triumph of this productivism and instrumental rationality, in contrast with other visions of society and the future. He gives a Habermasian twist to the recent linguistic turn in labour history, focusing on the role of competing bodies of knowledge in influencing the self-understanding and strategies of the CGT. He also goes further to situate the rise of productivism within the social and cultural context of the French Third Republic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021449
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth H. Tucker
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This book explores the rise of manufacturing through the beliefs and practices of key industrialists and their families, exploring how they represented the diverse possibilities for the organization of a new industrial society.
Classical Social Theory, Paperback (September 2001)
This text explores the contemporary relevance of classical sociological theory. Tucker examines the work of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim through the lens of new theoretical issues, such as the role of Empire, and the possibilities of democracy implicit in each theorist's perspective.
French Revolutionary Syndicalism and the Public Sphere, Hardback (July 1996)» View all books by Kenneth H. Tucker
Combines social (Habermas) and cultural theory with history of major union in early twentieth-century France.
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