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Centro ligure distoria sociale

The Ligurian Center for Social History is an independent organization dedicated to the study of how labor, workers and labor relations have developed regionally and globally over the past few centuries. The Center is dedicated to scholarly research and public education about the subject of social history. To support its goals and mission, the Center collects and publishes articles, news, archival records, and information that are important in the development of subject from all over the world. The Center also provides a venue for contributors to exchange knowledge and foster discussions on the diverse issues associated with social history.

Issues and Research Questions

Social history is simultaneously a sub-discipline of the historical sciences and a general approach to history which focuses on society in general. Most of the research and articles that the Center collects and publishes for public consumption deal with questions such as: why has work been valued and compensated variably during the course of history? How did working conditions develop from slavery to wage labor? What and who influences working conditions in the world? A variety of themes are also covered, from different schools of historical and economic thought to significant issues regarding the subject over several periods in history.

In order to answer these questions, the team behind the Ligurian Center for Social History performs independent research as well as works closely with other contributors to collect and analyze data that concerns the social and economic changes across the world over the period of several centuries. Some of the issues that the team considers and assesses are labor relations, collective action and bargaining, survival techniques, wages, prices, productivity, life cycles and life expectancy, gender relations, and literacy.

Mission and Goals

Work and labor relations have a profound influence and impact on how people live. They are also essential in understanding the complexities that characterize contemporary society. However, it is still an area that remains under-researched and under-appreciated. As a result, the team behind the Ligurian Center for Social History founded the organization in order to stimulate and perform research on the subject. It hopes to reach a wider audience and engender a deeper understanding of the issues that underpin social history.

Through its publications, the Ligurian Center for Social History hopes to determine the origins and development of inequality as well as how it is perpetuated within and among societies. The Center also aims to contribute to the current body of literature regarding economic growth, globalization, democracy, migration, and social inequality. The Center welcomes the input of outside contributors to provide a more comprehensive and multi-perspective understanding of the subject.

Social history, in itself, is a multi-disciplinary field of study which can only be understood through looking at a multi-perspective lens. The team behind the Center recognizes the need for diversity and welcomes multiple and possibly heterogenous viewpoints. For this reason, the Ligurian Center for Social History brings together scholars, researchers, writers, and other contributors from a wide range of disciplines and professions to explain the issues relating to work, labor relations, and employment across generations.