SOCC58H3 Lecture Notes - Harry Braverman, Precariat, Deskilling

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University press: globalization and capitalism (swedberg article) Sweberg deals with the structure of a contemporary form of economic organization, namely capitalism. Capitalism: an organization of economic interests that allows for the the pursuit of profit, and forever renewed profit . All economies involve production, distribution, and consumption. The key to the different ways of organizing the economy is distribution. Distribution can take one of three forms: i. - redistribution ii. - reciprocity iii. - exchange. 20th-century capitalism as different from the mode of production examined by marx: A relatively small number of huge, powerful corporations now controlled the national and international economies. The role of the state in the production process had expanded. New technologies had evolved, workplace bureaucracies had become larger, and the labour process itself had become increasingly standardized. Taylorist tendencies at the heart of all modern management approaches. A global mass market in unskilled labour is being replaced by a market in middle-class work.

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