Anti-privatization struggles and working-class consciousness the case of Aliaga Petkim

Yılmaz, Çetin
This dissertation analyzes the impacts of anti-privatization struggles on the formation of working-class consciousness in Turkey. Workers who carried out a very long struggle from the beginning of the 2000s to 2008 against privatization in Aliağa Petkim were selected as a sample group. The study reveals out that workers who participated to collective actions against privatization have higher class consciousness when comparing with relatively younger workers who were hired after privatization. Collective actions against privatization has enabled the development of oppositional class consciousness, sense of injustice and solidarity among workers. However, it is hard to argue that this class consciousness has reached a desire for the establishment of an alternative social order.
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Ç. Yılmaz, “Anti-privatization struggles and working-class consciousness the case of Aliaga Petkim,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2014.