We will upload here in this section;

a - Books prepared by or in connection with EFLR;

b - And all the available works which has working class as their foci and/or  EFLR regards as a “must read” resource for the working class intellectuals.

As a first step in this direction, we have uploaded  a (.pdf ) file of Marksizmde İşçi Sınıfının Kapsamı ve Türkiye (The Scope and Extent of The Working Class in Marxism and Turkey, 1990, in Turkish), a valuable resource which was written by dear working class researcher Ms E. Engin in 1990.
This work is important both because of its object and approach to the problem. As the author has emphasized at the end of the book, “Turkey is a sea of workers.” And by the virtue of this fact, it is EFLR’s responsibility and duty to encourage and support the researchers.

c - We also hope to give prominent place to any relevant academical work, working papers, discussion papers, reports, articles and statistical data (in Turkish, or originally in English, or in any other language) as much as the authors, publishers permit us to do so. Of course it is not necessary to repeat the fact that all the contents will represent the views of the author, not EFLR.

We will try to upload the translation of any work that was written in languages other than Turkish, together with its original (copyright rules apply), so that one may compare them for trustworthiness.

We will be more than happy, if you have any positive ideas, proposals which you think may contribute to our endeavours, please contact us by writing to We will review them asap and come back to you.


We have recently acquired the following old and new publications to our Bibliothek (in Alphabetic order).
Any donations on the subject of working class life is also appreciated.

  • A New Labour Nightmare, A.Murray, 2003, Verso
  • Abolitionists and Working-Class Problems in the Age of Industrialization, B.Fladeland, 1984
  • Adult Learning and Technology in Working-Class Life, P. H. Sawchuk, 2003
  • Between Human and Machine, D.A. Mindell, 2002,
  • Campaigning Online and Winning: How LabourtStart's ActNOW Campaigns Are Making Unions Stronger, Ed. E.Lee, E. Mustill, 2013
  • Cognitive Capitalism, Y.M. Boutang, 2011
  • Collected Works, Marks-Engels, 50 vols, Lawrence & Wishart,
  • Consciousness and Action Among the Western Working Class, M.Mann, 1973
  • Developing Successful Worker Co-Operatives,C.Cornforth et al, 1988
  • Divided World Divided Class: Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism, Z.Cope, 2012
  • Eight Hours for What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-1920, R. Rosenzweig, 1985
  • Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class, S. Marcus, 1974
  • Farewell to the Leftist Working Class, D. Houtmann, et al., 2012
  • Farewell to the Working Class: An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism (Pluto Classics), A.Gorz, 1982
  • Free Time, The Forgotten American Dream, B.K.Hunnicutt, 2013
  • Getting By on the Minimum: The Lives of Working-Class Women, J. Johnson, 2002
  • Global Trends in Flexible Labour, ed. A.Feltstead, N.Jewson, 1999
  • Globalization and Labor Conditions: Working Conditions and Worker Rights in a Global Economy, R.J.Flanagan, 2006
  • Hegemony and Socialist Strategy by Ernesto Laclau & Chantal Mouffe, 2014, Verso
  • High Tech, Low Pay: A Marxist Analysis of the Changing Character of the Working Class, Sam Marcy, 1986
  • Idle Haven; Community Building Among the Working-Class Retired, S.Johnson, 1971
  • In Search of the Working Class: Essays in American Labor History and Political Culture, L.Fink, 1994
  • Industry and Empire, E.Hobsbawm, 1999
  • Labor Movements: Global Perspectives, S.Luce, 2014
  • Labor of Fire, B.Gulli, 2005
  • Labor’s Time, J.Cutler, 2004
  • Labor-Owned Firms and Workers' Cooperatives, Ed. S.Jansson, Ann-Britt Hellmark, 1986
  • Learning to Labor, How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs, P.Willis, 1981
  • Liberating Memory: Our Work and Our Working-Class Consciousness, ed. J. Zandy, 1995
  • Live Working or Die Fighting: How The Working Class Went Global, P.Mason, 2008
  • Modern Times, Ancient Hours: Working Lives in the Twenty-first Century, P.Basso, 2003, Verso
  • New Forms of Worker Organization : The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism, I.Ness, 2014
  • New Frontiers of Democratic Participation at Work, ed. M.Gold, 2003
  • New Working Class Studies, J.Russo - S Lee Linkon, Cornell Uni. Press
  • Organizing to Win, Ed. K.Bronfenbrenner, et al, 1998
  • Out of the Jungle, Jimmy Hoffa and the Remaking of the American Working Class, T. Russell, 2003
  • Peasant and Proletarian, The Working Class of Moscow in the Late 19th Century, R.E.Johnson, 1979
  • Political Interventions by Pierre Bourdieu, 2008, Verso
  • Popular Radicalism: The Working Class Experience 1780-1880, D.G. Wright, 1993
  • Power in America, The Southern Question and the Control of Labor, J.F.Keller, 1983
  • Prisoners of the American Dream, M. Davis, 1986
  • Reclaiming Work: Beyond the Wage-based Society, A.Gorz, 2005
  • Religion and the Working Class in Nineteenth-Century Britain, H. McLeod, 1984 
  • Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays on the Working-Class Experience, 1756-2009, ed. D.T.Haverty-Stacke, D.J. Walkowitz
  • Roots of Labour, Harry Montcrieff, 1990
  • Safe at Work, D.Putson, 2013
  • The Age of Access: How the Shift  from Ownership to Access is Transforming Modern Life  (Penguin Business Library), J.Rifkin, 2000
  • The Archaeology of American Labor and Working-Class Life, P.A.Shackel, 2011
  • The Challenge of Restructuring: North American Labor Movements Respond, ed. J.Jenson, R.Mahon, 1993 The Classic Life As We Have Known It: The Voices of Working-Class Women (VMC), ed. M.L.Davies, 2012
  • The Concept of Nature in Marx by Alfred Schmidt, Verso
  • The Co-operative Way: Worker Co-ops in France, Spain and Eastern Europe
  • The Cooperative Workplace, J.Rotschild, J.A. Whitt, 1988
  • The Critical Study of Work: Labor, Technology and Global Production, R.Baldoz,, 2001
  • The Economics of the Trade Union, A.L. Booth, 1996
  • The End of Work: Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-market Era, J.Rifkin, 1995
  • The Enemy Within by Seumas Milne, 2014, Verso,
  • The Force of Labour: the Western European Labour Movement and the Working Class in the Twentieth Century, Ed. S.Berger, D.Broughton, 1995
  • The Global Labour Movement: An Introduction: A short guide to the Global Union Federations, the ITUC, and other international bodies, Edd Mustill, 2013
  • The History of the Paris Commune of 1871 by Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray, Verso
  • The Making of Revolutionary Paris, D. Garrioch, 2002
  • The New Working Class, S.Mallet, 1975
  • The People: The Rise and Fall of The Working Class, 1920-2010, S.Todd, 2014
  • The Role of International Labour Standards in a Global Economy, M.Bogensee, 2011
  • The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, J.Rifkin, 2011
  • The Workers' Union, Flora Tristan, 2007
  • The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret, M. Zweig, 2012
  • The World of the Urban Working Class, M.Fried, 1973
  • Tradition of Workers' Control: Selected Writings by Geoffrey Ostergaard, 1997
  • US Labor in Trouble and Transition by Kim Moody, Verso
  • Who Says? : Working-Class Rhetoric, Class Consciousness, and Community, ed. W. DeGenaro, 2007
  • Work without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work, B.C.Hunnicutt, 1988
  • Worker Participation and Ownership: Cooperative Strategies for Strengthening Local Economies, W.F. Whyte, et al., 1983
  • Workers' Control in America: Studies in the History of Work, Technology, and Labor Struggles
  • Workers' Control: A Book of Readings and Witnesses for Workers' Control, ed.Ken Coates, T.Topham,  2005
  • Workers' Cooperative Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Setting Up a Workers' Cooperative, P.Cockerton, A.Whyatt, 1984 Workers Co-operatives: Past, Present and Future, PA Management Consultants, 1985
  • Workers Co-operatives: Potential and Problems, Ed. M. Linehan,  V.Tucker
  • Workers Councils, A.Pannekoek, 2010
  • Workers Participation in Management, M.Mustafa, O.Sharma, 1999
  • Working Class in Welfare Capitalism: Work, Unions and Politics in Sweden, W.Korpi, 1978
  • Working in the Service Society, Ed. C.L.Macdonald, C.Sirianni, 1996
  • Working Times, Confessions of a Bread Winner, L.Purves, 1993
  • Working-Class Formation: Ninteenth-Century Patterns in Western Europe and the United States, ed. I. Katznelson, A.R. Zolberg, 1986
  • Working-Class Images of Society, ed. M. Bulmer, 1975
  • Working-Class Internationalism and the Appeal of National Identity: Historical Debates and Current Perspectives on W. Europe, ed. P. Pasture, J. Verberckmoes, 1998
  • Working-Class Wives: The Classic Account of Women's Lives in the 1930s, M.Spring Rice, 1981
  • Worlds of Work: Building an International Sociology of Work, ed. D.B.Cornfield, R.Hodson, 2001