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Company Towns

Labor, Space, and Power Relations across Time and Continents

Editors: Borges, M., Torres, S. (Eds.)

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Company towns first appeared in Europe and North America with the industrial revolution and followed the expansion of capital to frontier societies, colonies, and new nations. Their common feature was the degree of company control and supervision, reaching beyond the workplace into workers' private and social lives. Major sites of urban experimentation, paternalism, and welfare practices, company towns were also contested terrain of negotiations and confrontations between capital and labor. Looking at historical and contemporary examples from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, this book explores company towns' global reach and adaptability to diverse geographical, political, and cultural contexts.

About the authors

JEREMY BALL Assistant Professor of History, Dickinson College, USA KUNTALA LAHIRI-DUTT Fellow in the Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program, Australia National University FRANK MEYER Professor of Diversity Studies, Oslo University College, Norway LISA PERRY Director, Wheelwright Historical Society KATHARINE ROLLWAGEN Doctoral Candidate in History, University of Ottawa, Canada LIMIN TEH Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago, Canada MARYNEL RYAN VAN ZEE Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Morris, USA

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Company Towns: Concepts, Historiography, and Approaches

    Borges, Marcelo J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Form and Reform: The Garden City of Hellerau-bei-Dresden, Germany, between Company Town and Model Town

    Zee, Marynel Ryan

    Pages 41-67

  • From Colonial Company Town to Industrial City: The South Manchuria Railway Company in Fushun, China

    Teh, Limin

    Pages 69-90

  • “Little Storybook Town”: Space and Labor in a Company Town in Colonial Angola

    Ball, Jeremy

    Pages 91-110

  • Labor Resistance and Accommodation among Immigrant Workers in the Oil Company Towns of Patagonia, Argentina

    Torres, Susana B. (et al.)

    Pages 111-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Company Towns
Book Subtitle
Labor, Space, and Power Relations across Time and Continents
Editors
  • M. Borges
  • S. Torres
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02467-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137024671
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02466-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43859-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 276
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