Cultures of Solidarity (Paperback)
Consciousness, Action, and Contemporary American Workers
University of California Press, 9780520067950, 320pp.
Publication Date: August 18, 1989
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A commonplace assumption about American workers is that they lack class consciousness. This perception has baffled social scientists, demoralized activists, and generated a significant literature on American exceptionalism. In this provocative book, a young sociologist takes the prevailing assumptions to task and sheds new light upon this very important issue. In three vivid case studies Fantasia explores the complicated, multi-faceted dynamics of American working-class consciousness and collective action.
About the Author
Rick Fantasia is Associate Professor of Sociology at Smith College.