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dc.contributor.advisorHermsen, Joan M.eng
dc.contributor.authorRobison-Petrowsky, Saraeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 10, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractThe present study examines the beliefs of union family members. Through analysis of qualitative interviews with union members and their wives and adult children, I investigate three main themes: 1) the benefits of unions, 2) the relations between corporations and unions, and 3) subscription to the American ethos. Generally speaking, I found that all participants focused on lifestyle and consumption advantages to union membership. Many also noted the fringe benefits associated with union coverage such as health insurance and job security. Moreover, many of the participants cite the ongoing struggle for power between unions and corporations. In addition, while most of the participants profess a strong belief in individualism and the ability of individuals to make it on their own in American society, there is also a tendency to articulate a moderate sense of collective identity and the importance of structural constraints on economic opportunity.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb61743756eng
dc.identifier.oclc190656791eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4924
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4924eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshLabor unionseng
dc.subject.lcshCorporationseng
dc.subject.lcshLabor union memberseng
dc.subject.lcshLifestyleseng
dc.subject.lcshIndividualismeng
dc.titleReaching union families: collective identity, union advantages and the American ethoseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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