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'Braverman's Labour and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century' 50k.
This is an essay review of a book which had a huge impact on the radical science movement in the 1970s and 1980s. It provided a labour process perspective on science, technology and medicine and set off a whole train of thinking about expertise in Marxist terms. Although primarily expository in style, this essay can be seen as the origin of the labour process way of thinking which was fundamental to the work of the Radical Science Journal Collective. I cannot claim that it had much impact in the history, philosophy and social studies of science more broadly, but it deeply influenced those of us who wanted to integrate the objective, subjective and social aspects of expertise in a single mode of analysis. This essay was published in - Radical Science Journal - No. 4: 81-93, 1974.
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