New Trade Union Activism: Class Consciousness or Social Identity?

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

bySian Moore

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The past decade has seen the emergence of new types of trade union representatives attracting new and more diverse activists; this book explores their motivations and values, drawing upon the voices of the activists themselves and capturing the relationship between work, social identity and class consciousness.

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The past decade has seen the emergence of new types of trade union representatives attracting new and more diverse activists; this book explores their motivations and values, drawing upon the voices of the activists themselves and capturing the relationship between work, social identity and class consciousness.

SIAN MOORE is Reader at the Working Lives Research Institute at London Metropolitan University, UK. She has published on gender and class, trade union recognition, learning and activism. She previously worked on the Leverhulme Future of Unions program at the London School of Economics, at the Labour Research Department and in local go...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.91 × 5.64 × 0.68 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230244114

ISBN - 13:9780230244115

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Identity and Consciousness: An Unstable Relationship? 
Structure and Agency: The Dynamics of Workplace Activism
The Role of Activists in Collective Mobilisation: Statutory Recognition Ballots
Agents of Neoliberalism? : The Contested Role of the ULR
From Self-organisation to Equality? The Emergence of Equality Reps
Legacies of Self-organisation? Migrant Worker Activists
The Ideological Dimensions of Activism: Excavating Class?
Conclusions
Notes