Political Identity and Worker Politics: Silk and Metalworkers in Lyon, France 1900–1914

  title={Political Identity and Worker Politics: Silk and Metalworkers in Lyon, France 1900–1914},
  author={Keith Mann},
  journal={International Review of Social History},
  pages={375 - 405}
  • Keith Mann
  • Published 2002
  • Political Science
  • International Review of Social History
This paper aims to explain the different political trajectories and identities of two sets of industrial workers in the city of Lyon, France during the years immediately preceding the first World War. Silk workers supported reformist socialist parties while metalworkers were pillars of the revolutionary syndicalist current that dominated the prewar CGT. Unlike base and superstructure models or political autonomy explanations, it is argued that the particular industrial structures and social… Expand
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