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Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2019). Arbetarkollektivet i dag: Ny studie och teoretisk utveckling. ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys (10), 113-143
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetarkollektivet i dag: Ny studie och teoretisk utveckling
2019 (Swedish)In: ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys, ISSN 2000-6225, E-ISSN 2000-6217, no 10, p. 113-143Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2019
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72273 (URN)10.13068/2000-6217 (DOI)
Projects
Kulturbrytningar i arbetsorganisationer - en studie med utgångspunkt i Lysgaards teori om arbetarkollektivet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2019). Collective mobilization in changing conditions: Worker collectivity in a turbulent age (1ed.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collective mobilization in changing conditions: Worker collectivity in a turbulent age
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book presents the first published account in English of Sverre Lysgaard's theory of the ‘worker collectivity’ – a theory of an informal protective organisation among subordinate employees, which so far has been unknown outside Scandinavia.

Lysgaard’s theory espouses that workers collectively form a buffer against management to protect themselves from the technical/economic power, which controls their working lives. The authors have returned to the same Norwegian factory Lysgaard studied in the 1950s to carry out ethnographic fieldwork in the 1980s and 2010s, and investigate the changing nature of the production, labour processes and management strategies. Through analysis that extends over 50 years of factory life, this research documents shifting power relations between workers and employers during times of changing institutional structures, globalisation, and worker solidarity. A revised version of the theory is also presented as an answer to some of the uncovered deficiencies in the original framework. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of the sociology of work, labour studies, business management and organisation studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 207 Edition: 1
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74408 (URN)978-3-030-19189-4 (ISBN)978-3-030-19190-0 (ISBN)
Projects
Kulturbrytningar i arbetsorganisationer - en studie med utgångspunkt i Lysgaards teori om arbetarkollektivet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2019-08-17 Created: 2019-08-17 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2018). An infiltrating solidarity: The worker collectivity today. In: : . Paper presented at The Nordic Work Life Conference 2018, Oslo 13-15 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An infiltrating solidarity: The worker collectivity today
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67623 (URN)
Conference
The Nordic Work Life Conference 2018, Oslo 13-15 June
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, J. C. & Bergman, A. (2017). Methods for social theory: Analytical tools for theorizing and writing (1ed.). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methods for social theory: Analytical tools for theorizing and writing
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017. p. 184 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-47504 (URN)978-1-4724-7284-7 (ISBN)978-1-4724-7281-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-14 Created: 2016-12-14 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2016). Arbeiderkollektivet i dag: Replikasjon og teoretisk utvikling. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 57(2), 105-134
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbeiderkollektivet i dag: Replikasjon og teoretisk utvikling
2016 (Norwegian)In: Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, ISSN 0040-716X, E-ISSN 1504-291X, Vol. 57, no 2, p. 105-134Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [no]

Lysgaards teori om arbeiderkollektivet er fortsatt en innflytelsesrik klassiker i skandinavisk arbeidslivsforskning. Studien ble gjennomført i en masse- og papirfabrikk på 1950-tallet, og vi har returnert til fabrikken for å finne ut hva som har skjedd med arbeiderkollektivet. Gjennom observasjoner på arbeidsplassen og intervjuer med arbeidere, ingeniører og sjefer, i tillegg til at vi har hatt tilgang til data fra 1950- og 1980-tallet, kan vi kartlegge den teknologiske og arbeidsorganisatoriske utviklingen og dens påvirkning på arbeiderkollektivet. På basis av dette foreslår vi to typer endringer av Lysgaards teori. Den ene er å dele opp det Lysgaard omtaler som det teknisk/økonomiske system i to relativt autonome system, det tekniske respektive det økonomiske systemet. Den andre er å analysere hvordan kollektivet har infiltrert det tekniske, men ikke det økonomiske systemet.

Abstract [en]

Lysgaard's theory of the worker collectivity is still an influential classic in Scandinavian working-life research. The study was carried out in a pulp and paper mill in the late 1950s and we have returned to the plant to find out what has happened to the worker collectivity. Through observations at the workplace and interviews with workers, engineers and managers, as well as having access to data from the 1950s and 1980s, we are able to map the development of technology, work organization and the collectivity. On this basis, we suggest two changes to Lysgaard's theory. One is to conceptually split what Lysgaard called the technical/economic system into two relatively autonomous systems the technical and the economic, respectively. The other is to analyse the way in which the collectivity has infiltrated the technical, but not the economic system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetsforlaget AS,Scandinavian University Press, 2016
Keywords
technical system; economic system; human system; collectivity system, teknisk system, økonomisk system, menneskelig system, kollektivsystem
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42007 (URN)10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2016-02-01 (DOI)000376550900001 ()
Projects
Kulturbrytningar i arbetsorganisationer - en studie med utgångspunkt i Lysgaards teori om arbetarkollektivet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Note

English title: THE WORKER COLLECTIVITY TODAY - REPLICATION AND THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT 

Available from: 2016-05-12 Created: 2016-05-12 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, J. C. (2016). Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance [Review]. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 6(3), 119-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance
2016 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 119-123Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROSKILDE UNIV, 2016
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-54915 (URN)10.19154/njwls.v6i3.5531 (DOI)000388663600008 ()
Available from: 2017-06-08 Created: 2017-06-08 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, J. C., Danermark, B., Ekström, M. & Jakobsen, L. (2016). Explicando la sociedad. El realismo critico en las ciencias sociales (1ed.). San Salvador: UCA editores
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explicando la sociedad. El realismo critico en las ciencias sociales
2016 (Spanish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
San Salvador: UCA editores, 2016. p. 344 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41257 (URN)978-99961-1-012-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-08 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, J. C. (2016). Recension av publikationen Work av Steven Peter Vallas [Review]. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 22(1), 75-80
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av publikationen Work av Steven Peter Vallas
2016 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 75-80Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2016
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45782 (URN)
Available from: 2016-09-06 Created: 2016-09-06 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2015). Arbetarkollektivet infiltrerar det tekniska systemet: En utveckling av Lysgaards teori. In: : . Paper presented at FALF 2015: Arbetslivets förhållanden och villkor – mellan kontinuitet och förändring, Landskrona 10-12 juni.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetarkollektivet infiltrerar det tekniska systemet: En utveckling av Lysgaards teori
2015 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37112 (URN)
Conference
FALF 2015: Arbetslivets förhållanden och villkor – mellan kontinuitet och förändring, Landskrona 10-12 juni
Available from: 2015-07-09 Created: 2015-07-09 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, J. C. (2015). Lysgaard i Anglosaxien - en jämförande tankelek. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 21(1), 7-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lysgaard i Anglosaxien - en jämförande tankelek
2015 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 7-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Inom skandinavisk arbetslivsforskning är Sverre Lysgaards teori om arbetarkollektivet fortfarande en aktuell klassiker. Boken kom ut 1961 på norska men har aldrig översatts till något annat språk. Jag jämför Lysgaards teori med ett antal sentida och närliggande anglosaxiska teorier, nämligen om kollektivism (Stewart m fl), de anställdas kollektiv (Fox) och anställdas självorganisation (Ackroyd & Thompson). I jämförelserna av de enheter som teorierna omfattar utgår jag från fem dimensioner: om konflikt eller konsensus är nödvändig för att teorins entitet ska kunna existera; entitetens omfattning i fråga om kategorier av anställda; dess utsträckning inom eller utanför en arbetsplats; om det finns en typologi över entiteten; och om det ingår en analys av intern disciplin i den. Jag leker också med tanken om vad Lysgaard eventuellt kan ha sagt om dessa teorier om han hade haft möjlighet.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35361 (URN)
Projects
Kulturbrytningar i arbetsorganisationer
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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