Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Manufacturing RationalityThe Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yehouda Shenhav

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250004

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 March 2019

Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period

Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period

Chapter:
(p.162) 6 Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period
Source:
Manufacturing Rationality
Author(s):

Yehouda Shenhav

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0007

This chapter extends this analysis to the Progressive era. During this period the severity of industrial unrest was recognized, and engineers established themselves as arbiters of industrial conflicts. They perceived themselves as gatekeepers situated at the junction between politics and economics and offered management systems — to manufacturers and the public at large — as a solution to political instability. The chapter shows how system discourse gradually replaced the explicit ideological discourse, the process resulting in the depoliticization of the labour struggle.

Keywords:   Progressivism, industrial unrest, engineers, industrial conflict, management systems, political instability, labour struggle

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .