Grenzenüberschreitende Arbeitergeschichte / Labour History Beyond Borders

Grenzenüberschreitende Arbeitergeschichte / Labour History Beyond Borders
Marcel van der Linden (Hg.), Grenzenüberschreitende Arbeitergeschichte: Konzepte und Erkundungen / Labour History Beyond Borders: Concepts and Explorations. ITH Conference Proceedings, vol. 44
Leipzig, Akademische Verlagsanstalt, 2010. 273 pp. ISBN 978-3-931982-68-3.

The eleven essays collected in this volume deal with important aspects of the historical and contemporary development of the world working class. They attempt to transcend the geographical, temporal and disciplinary boundaries between historiography, anthropology, and other social sciences. The essays discuss four central themes: methodological and theoretical questions; the development of the global textile industry since 1650; the connections between labour migration on the one hand and the integration of rural/agricultural regions into the capitalist world economy on the other hand; and ideological and religious reorientations accompanying processes of (partial) proletarianization.