TITLE

SEGMENTATION THEORY REVISITED

AUTHOR(S)
Parry, Bruce E.
PUB. DATE
May 1985
SOURCE
Humanity & Society;May85, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article is the result of a long-standing dissatisfaction with segmentation theory. The author has always felt its proponents were missing something in their analysis of labor markets. More recently, the author has developed serious concerns about macroeconomic explanations of business cycles and their industrial policy provided by several sociologists. The time seems propitious for a detailed examination. This is but a preliminary effort in that direction. Neo-Marxists previously known for their analysis of labor market segmentation, have recently attempted to expand their work to a fully developed macroeconomic paradigm. Particular emphasis has been placed on understanding the historical development of capitalism with the purpose of rendering policy decisions designed to relieve the current economic malaise. It has become quite important to fully analyze both the actual development of capitalism and the segmentationists construction of it. This preliminary piece can do only a portion of that task, so it concentrates on the theoretical foundation of their analysis.
ACCESSION #
11610514

 

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