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Rethinking Industrial Citizenship: The Role and Meaning of Work in an Age of Austerity

Strangleman, Tim (2015) Rethinking Industrial Citizenship: The Role and Meaning of Work in an Age of Austerity. British Journal of Sociology, 66 (4). pp. 673-690. ISSN 0007-1315. E-ISSN 1468-4446. (doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12135)

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Abstract

T. H. Marshall in his famous tract Citizenship and?Social?Class wrote briefly about what he called ‘industrial citizenship’, a type of belonging rooted in the workplace. Here Marshall's ideas are developed alongside a consideration of Durkheim's Professional?Ethics and?Civic?Morals together with research material from the Guinness Company. It shows the way the Company actively sought to create ‘Guinness citizenship’ within its London brewery. The article draws out the ways in which the significance and potential of work based citizenship for ameliorating the ills of industrial society are clearly articulated in mid-twentieth century Britain and echo earlier neglected Durkheimian sociological ideas on work. These ideas have real potential to inform contemporary academic and policy debates about the nature of capitalism and the form and content of work now and in the future.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1468-4446.12135
Uncontrolled keywords: Industrial citizenship; T.H. Marshall; workplace culture; Guinness; austerity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 08:41 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50794 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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