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Approaching the socialist factory and its workforce: considerations from fieldwork in (former) Yugoslavia

Overview of attention for article published in Labor History, October 2016
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 136)
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Title
Approaching the socialist factory and its workforce: considerations from fieldwork in (former) Yugoslavia
Published in
Labor History, October 2016
DOI 10.1080/0023656x.2017.1244331
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Authors

Rory Archer, Goran Musić

Abstract

The socialist factory, as the 'incubator' of the new socialist (wo)man, is a productive entry point for the study of socialist modernization and its contradictions. By outlining some theoretical and methodological insights gathered through field-research in factories in former Yugoslavia, we seek to connect the state of labour history in the Balkans to recent breakthroughs made by labour historians of other socialist countries. The first part of this article sketches some of the specificities of the Yugoslav self-managed factory and its heterogeneous workforce. It presents the ambiguous relationship between workers and the factory and demonstrates the variety of life trajectories for workers in Yugoslav state-socialism (from model communists to alienated workers). The second part engages with the available sources for conducting research inside and outside the factory advocating an approach which combines factory and local archives, print media and oral history.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 20%
Unknown 4 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 40%
Researcher 2 40%
Student > Master 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 3 60%
Social Sciences 2 40%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 May 2017.
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