The article critically reconstructs the trajectory of the Labour Process Theory debate from Braverman onwards. It analyses the second wave classics and the principal underpinnings of the so-called core labour process theory. It describes the debate spurred by the formalization of the core theory vis-à-vis changing productive structures. It identifies a few threads of fruitful internal debate that are crucial for the analysis of current trends and transformation of work: the missing subject, the connectivity gap, and the role of technology. The ways in which the internal debate have tackled the issue raised seems promising of an open and lively debate that reasserts the relevance of the Labour Process Theory as an analytical framework that remain crucial in the current sociology of work.

Labour Process Theory: taking stock and looking ahead

Bagnardi, Francesco;Maccarrone, Vincenzo
2023

Abstract

The article critically reconstructs the trajectory of the Labour Process Theory debate from Braverman onwards. It analyses the second wave classics and the principal underpinnings of the so-called core labour process theory. It describes the debate spurred by the formalization of the core theory vis-à-vis changing productive structures. It identifies a few threads of fruitful internal debate that are crucial for the analysis of current trends and transformation of work: the missing subject, the connectivity gap, and the role of technology. The ways in which the internal debate have tackled the issue raised seems promising of an open and lively debate that reasserts the relevance of the Labour Process Theory as an analytical framework that remain crucial in the current sociology of work.
2023
Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro
Labour Process Theory; Labour Regime; Labour Control; Labour agency
   GLObal GOvernance of LABour: an integrated approach
   GLOGOLAB
   European Commission
   Horizon Europe Framework Programme
   101067573
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
2.Bagnardi&Maccarrone.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Published version
Licenza: Solo Lettura
Dimensione 213.85 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
213.85 kB Adobe PDF

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11384/136683
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact