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Work and Revolution in France is particularly appropriate for students of French history interested in the crucial revolutions that took place in 1789, 1830, and 1848. Sewell has reconstructed the artisans' world from the corporate communities of the old regime, through the revolutions in 1789 and 1830, to the socialist experiments of 1848. Research has revealed that the most important class struggles took place in craft workshops, not in 'dark satanic mills'. In the 1830s and 1840s, workers combined the collectivism of the corporate guild tradition with the egalitarianism of the revolutionary tradition, producing a distinct artisan form of socialism and class consciousness that climaxed in the Parisian Revolution of 1848. The book follows artisans into their everyday experience of work, fellowship, and struggles and places their history in the context of wider political, economic, and social developments. Sewell analyzes the 'language of labor' in the broadest sense, dealing not only with what the workers and others wrote and said about labour but with the whole range of institutional conventions, economic practices, social struggles, ritual gestures, customs, and actions that gave the workers' world a comprehensive shape.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: social history and the language of labour; 2. Mechanical arts and the corporate idiom; 3. Journeymen's brotherhoods; 4. The abolition of privilege; 5. From gens de métier to sans-culottes; 6. A revolution in property; 7. Industrial society; 8. Workers' corporations; 9. The July revolution and the emergence of class consciousness; 10. The paradoxes of labour; 11. The revolution of 1848; 12. Conclusion: the dialectic of revolution; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521299510
Author:
Sewell, William H.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Sewell Jr., William H.
Author:
William H. Sewell, Jr
Author:
Sewell, William H.
Author:
Sewell, William H., JR
Author:
Sewell
Author:
Sewell, William Hamilton, Jr.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Labor and laboring classes
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Artisans
Subject:
Working class -- France -- History.
Subject:
Artisans -- France -- History.
Subject:
Travailleurs
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. (SSA)
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table 1 graph
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.91x5.84x.68 in. 1.04 lbs.

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