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Silent Spill: The Organization of Industrial Crisis

Silent Spill: The Organization of Industrial Crisis Book reviews / The Social Science Journal 40 (2003) 503–517 513 intellectual power to develop ideologies and create legitimacy for causes as seen in the NSMs, but seem directed to reform and minor changes rather than major radical changes. At the heart of the matter is whether the working and social class can be seen as developing shared interests and work together to pool their resources. The post-modernist approach suggests not, while the Socialist approach sees this as essential and to be striven for. The author argues that if we look at the leitmotiv of Gramsci’s work he acknowledges the limits of spontaneity in the working class and the potential of the middle class to overcome the hegemony of civil society to enable radical social change. As the editor of the series and the author of the forward suggest, the important strength of this book comes in its return to the theoretical roots of this area of research and a questioning of basic precepts and assumptions. It attempts to provide a beginning point for integration of disparate lines of research and theory. The author may have fallen in part to the same trap that he accuses current researchers in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Science Journal Taylor & Francis

Silent Spill: The Organization of Industrial Crisis

Social Science Journal , Volume 40 (3): 3 – Sep 1, 2003

Silent Spill: The Organization of Industrial Crisis

Social Science Journal , Volume 40 (3): 3 – Sep 1, 2003

Abstract

Book reviews / The Social Science Journal 40 (2003) 503–517 513 intellectual power to develop ideologies and create legitimacy for causes as seen in the NSMs, but seem directed to reform and minor changes rather than major radical changes. At the heart of the matter is whether the working and social class can be seen as developing shared interests and work together to pool their resources. The post-modernist approach suggests not, while the Socialist approach sees this as essential and to be striven for. The author argues that if we look at the leitmotiv of Gramsci’s work he acknowledges the limits of spontaneity in the working class and the potential of the middle class to overcome the hegemony of civil society to enable radical social change. As the editor of the series and the author of the forward suggest, the important strength of this book comes in its return to the theoretical roots of this area of research and a questioning of basic precepts and assumptions. It attempts to provide a beginning point for integration of disparate lines of research and theory. The author may have fallen in part to the same trap that he accuses current researchers in

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2003 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
1873-5355
eISSN
0362-3319
DOI
10.1016/S0362-3319(03)00053-3
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Abstract

Book reviews / The Social Science Journal 40 (2003) 503–517 513 intellectual power to develop ideologies and create legitimacy for causes as seen in the NSMs, but seem directed to reform and minor changes rather than major radical changes. At the heart of the matter is whether the working and social class can be seen as developing shared interests and work together to pool their resources. The post-modernist approach suggests not, while the Socialist approach sees this as essential and to be striven for. The author argues that if we look at the leitmotiv of Gramsci’s work he acknowledges the limits of spontaneity in the working class and the potential of the middle class to overcome the hegemony of civil society to enable radical social change. As the editor of the series and the author of the forward suggest, the important strength of this book comes in its return to the theoretical roots of this area of research and a questioning of basic precepts and assumptions. It attempts to provide a beginning point for integration of disparate lines of research and theory. The author may have fallen in part to the same trap that he accuses current researchers in

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Social Science JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 1, 2003

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