Sociology Index

Harry Braverman

Among distinguished sociologists, Harry Braverman often used the pseudonym Harry Frankel. Harry Braverman was involved in the American Trotskyist movement and Socialist Workers Party. Braverman rewrote volume one of Capital, producing a history of capitalism's expropriation of control from direct producers.

Where Industrial sociology and industrial psychology aimed to attune workers to work, but Harry Braverman focused on the transformation of work itself.

In his analysis of the degradation of work, Braverman was also recounting the objective experience of the worker and the recomposition of class structure. Harry Braverman's book Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century, examines the degrading effect of capitalism on work in America.