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Crafting the Movement : Identity Entrepreneurs in the Swedish Trade Union Movement, 1920-1940 / Jenny Jansson.

Author/Creator:
Jansson, Jenny, author., Author,
Publication:
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (216 pages) : 1 black and white halftone, 12 charts
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Labor movement -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century.
Working class -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century.
Local subjects:
Business (General). (search)
Education & History Of Education. (search)
Sweden, Class formation, Labor leaders, Trade union movement, Identity entrepreneurs. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Crafting the Movement presents an explanation of why the Swedish working class so unanimously adopted reformism during the interwar period. Jenny Jansson discusses the precarious time for the labor movement after the Russian Revolution in 1917 that sparked a trend towards radicalization among labor organizations and communist organizations throughout Europe and caused an identity crisis in class organizations. She reveals that the leadership of the Trade Union Confederation (LO) was well aware of the identity problems that the left-wing factions had created for the reformist unions. Crafting the Movement explains how this led labor movement leaders towards a re-formulation of the notion of the worker by constructing an organizational identity that downplayed class struggle and embraced discipline, peaceful solutions to labor market problems, and cooperation with the employers. As Jansson shows, study activities arranged by the Workers' Educational Association became the main tool of the Trade Union Confederation's identity policy in the 1920s and 1930s and its successful outcome paved the way for the well-known "Swedish Model."
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1. The Reformist Choice
2. Problems Identified by the LO Leadership
3. A Plan for Identity Management
4. Constructing Identity
5. Implementing the Education Strategy
6. Crafting the Labor Movement
Appendix
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781501750038
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781501750038 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.