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dc.contributor.advisorLo, Clarence Y. H.eng
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo Arnal, Annaeng
dc.date.issued2018eng
dc.date.submitted2018 Springeng
dc.descriptionField of study: Sociology.eng
dc.descriptionDr. Clarence Y. H. Lo, Dissertation Supervisor.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description"May 2018."eng
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the way that working-class people contest dominant economic discourses and how they develop alternative explanations for their economic situation. Based on qualitative interviews, participant observation, and archival research in an urban working-class neighborhood of Spain, findings are that the workers do not reproduce dominant economic discourses because there is an alternative economic discourse that has gained importance in the community. This alternative discourse, with a clear Marxist base, stands for workers' rights and the welfare state, rejects cuts on the budget for social services, and blames the national elites for the current economic crisis. The dissertation analyzes the three historical processes that produced this alternative discourse, (1) the neighborhood movement for the improvement of the living conditions in the community, (2) the resistance against the Franco dictatorship, and (3) the workers' struggle to achieve labor and social rights through the organized labor movement. Findings also reveal how the members of the community are socialized into this alternative discourse and how the discourse is used in the everyday life of the community to contest dominant economic discourses. The findings demonstrate that the very pro-worker economic discourse that allows workers to contest mainstream economic discourses constitutes a major element of demobilization of the community. Finally, the paper also provides important insights on the socializing role of neighborhood organizations and workers' unions and political parties, as well as an analysis of how Spanish urban workers understand social stratification.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 368-385).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (ix, 386 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.merlinb129059687eng
dc.identifier.oclc1091628860eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/66145
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/66145eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licenseeng
dc.titleResistance to the dominant economic discourses : making sense of the economy from a working-class neighborhoodeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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