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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Living Wage", the rallying cry of activists, has 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 and creating contradictions that continue to haunt the labor movement today
  • Nineteenth-century workers hoped to become self-employed artisans, rather than permanent "wage slaves". After the Civil War, however, unions redefined working-class identity in consumerist terms, and demanded a wage that would reward workers commensurate with their needs as consumers. This consumerist turn in labor ideology also led workers to struggle for shorter hours and union labels
  • First articulated in the 1870s, the demand for a living wage was voiced increasingly by labor leaders and reformers at the turn of the century. Glickman explores the racial, ethnic, and gender implications, as white male workers defined themselves in contrast to African Americans, women, Asians, and recent European immigrants. He shows how a historical perspective on the concept of a living wage can inform our understanding of current controversies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Glickman, Lawrence B.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6983
LC item number
.G475 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wages
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Working class
  • Consumption (Economics)
Label
A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society, Lawrence B. Glickman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Control code
36767632
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780801433573
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97019264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A living wage : American workers and the making of consumer society, Lawrence B. Glickman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Control code
36767632
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780801433573
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97019264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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