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Socialization, Yes. Skill Upgrading, Probably. Robust Theory of the Capitalist Labour Process, No

Knights, D. and Willmott, Hugh 2007. Socialization, Yes. Skill Upgrading, Probably. Robust Theory of the Capitalist Labour Process, No. Organization Studies 28 (9) , pp. 1369-1378. 10.1177/0170840607080746

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Abstract

This response welcomes and endorses a concern to recognize and restore labour process theory as central to the critical study of management. It accepts the importance attached by Marx to the socialization of labour and its implications for skill; and identifies other specific points of broad agreement with Adler's `paleo-Marxism'. At the same time, we point to a number of limitations of paleo-Marxism, not least of which is an absence of engagement with neo-Marxism. The capacity to appreciate the significance of forms of inequality and struggle other than class — among which may be included gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, ageism, ecology and anti-globalization — is conspicuously absent from paleo-Marxism. The importance of subjectivity is acknowledged by Adler, yet he concedes nothing to the so-called neo-Marxists who have sought to address its relevance in the development of labour processes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Labour process; socialization; skill; subjectivity
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0170-8406
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:24
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38377

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