April 2002
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Apr2002, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
The article comments on the relaunch of the periodical "Labour History Review" which provides the opportunity to reassess the contemporary history of labor. The sense of labor as a general social activity arose with the advent of capitalism and the emergence of the specialized language of labor economics. As a result, labor developed two modern senses, first the economic abstraction of the activity and second, the social abstraction of the class of people who performed it. Labor movements linked to specific institutions connects to the study of particular ideologies associated with the movement.


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