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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) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:88894)

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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: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Tim Strangleman
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2021 11:24 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 14:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88894 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Strangleman, Tim: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1826-8497

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