Issue no.11
Summer '80


Voting for Ford: Industrial Democracy and the Control of Labour
Cressey, Peter; MacInnes, John
Socialist discussion of shop-floor struggles often resolves into the themes of encroachment or incorporation. This essay argues that this dualism is rooted in contemporary interpretations of the Marxian theory of the subordination of labour to capital.


The Restructuring of the Assembly Line: A new Economy of Time and Control
Coriat, Benjamin
The organisation of assembly-line work is recognised as playing an important role in the formation of contemporary class relations in both an economic and political sense. Benjamin Coriat analyses the recent recomposition of work at two Renault factories and its wider implications : a new economy of time and control.


Behind the News
Nationalism and Class Struggle in Zimbabwe
Fine, Bob
This short piece analyses the background to recent events in Zimbabwe. It inaugurates a new section in the Journal which aims to provide analysis of current events in more depth than that normally available in the left press.


The 'Family Wage': Some Problems for Socialists and Feminists
Barrett, Michelle; McIntosh, Mary
This paper challenges the myth that the working class has reproduced itself by dependence on a male 'family wage'. It disputes the defence of the family wage by Jane Humphries and argues that we should reject the principle.


Left Orthodoxy and the Politics of Health
Carpenter, Mick
This paper develops a critique of the implicit assumptions of left politics of health and its one-sided emphasis on the NHS and the cuts, and argues for the need to attack the causes of ill-health within capitalism and to change the content of health care.


Finance Capital and the Crisis in Britain
Overbeek, Henk
This article attempts to analyse the development of crisis in Britain over the last few decades, paying particular attention to the structure of power relations among individual capitals, and its effects on political and international relations.


The State and the Future of Socialism
Panitch, Leo
A discussion of the nature of the state during the transition to socialism, based around the categories of the smashing of the bourgeois state, the dictatorship of the proletariat, and the withering away of the state.


Book Review 11
Economy and Class Structure of German Fascism, Sohn-Rethel; Women and Trade Unions, Lewenhak ; Women in British Trade Unions, 1874-1976, N.C.Soldon ; In and Against the State, London Edinburgh Weekend Return Group; PoorPeoples Movements : Why they Succeed and How they Fail, FF.Piven and R.A .Cloward.

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