Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Worker cooperatives and revolution: History and possibilities in the United States
by Wright, Christopher C., M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2010, 228; 1483891
Abstract (Summary)

Worker cooperatives have a long and tortured history, but recently they have been advancing globally on a more stable foundation than before. In this essay I provide a theoretical context for the current growth of cooperatives, drawing on Marxist theory to illuminate their potential. I also consider the sociology and economics of worker cooperatives, in addition to expounding and evaluating their history in the United States. A case-study of a cooperative printing press in Jamaica Plain gives a more intimate portrayal of worker co-ops, and hopefully provides lessons for future cooperators. I interpret society as on the cusp of a triumphant advance of cooperativism; the main purpose of this essay is to explain how and why this advance will occur.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Green, James
Commitee: DiScala, Spencer, Green, James, Hacsi, Tim, Wollons, Roberta
School: University of Massachusetts Boston
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history
Keywords: Cooperative, Marxism, Revolution, Socialism, Workers
Publication Number: 1483891
ISBN: 978-1-124-39477-0
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