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Chaos On The Shop Floor
by Tom Juravich
Temple University Press, 1988
Paper: 978-0-87722-561-4 | Cloth: 978-0-87722-375-7
Library of Congress Classification HD6957.U6J87 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.25

"Juravich argues that problems in declining American productivity and competitiveness-often and conveniently blamed on workers-can be placed principally in the laps of management."

--Socialist Review

"[Juravich] provides valuable insights into the operations of a small manufacturing firm, emphasizing the role of worker ‘tradecraft' practiced on the job.... Of greatest interest to institutions with strong sociology/industrial psychology holdings serving upper-division and graduate students, but also relevant for libraries serving vocational and technical students."


From his well-placed vantage point, Juravich has produced an interesting and valuable ethnography of factory life in the industrial periphery.... I recommend this book to those interested in the sociology of work. It is written clearly and straightforwardly, and it is well suited for undergraduate or graduate courses.

--Contemporary Sociology

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