Meaning of BRAVERMAN, HARRY (1920-76)

Meaning of BRAVERMAN, HARRY (1920-76):

Although never a full-time academic, Braverman had a huge influence on the sociology of work. His Labor and Monopoly Capital (1974), which he described as an attempt to update Karl Marx’s Capital, sold over 120,000 copies. His argument that the de-skilling of modern work was the result of a deliberate attempt by capitalists to weaken organised labour was a product of 14 years as a factory metal worker and then a long career in Trotskyite politics.