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Industrialisation and Everyday Life - Rudolf Braun

Industrialisation and Everyday Life

By: Rudolf Braun, Sarah Hanbury-Tenison (Translator), S.H. Tenison (Translator)

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Published: 28th September 1990
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Industrialisation and Everyday Life is widely regarded as a classic of modern social history, inspiring a whole series of profound debates about the transition from preindustrial society to the modern world. Charles Tilly recently wrote of this book that it was "the most important untranslated work of social history to be published in the past generation." With the publication of Sarah Hanbury-Tenison's translation, this gap in the social and cultural historiography of modern Europe is filled at last. Utilizing evidence from an upland Swiss canton, the author provides a comprehensive survey of the impact of the development of widespread cottage industry on popular lifestyles as land hungry laborers added textile manufacture to their existing agricultural concerns. He analyzes the structure of such "proto-industry," looking at the changes wrought upon family life, domestic housing, and popular culture in general. A great variety of literary and artistic sources are drawn together in a vivid portrayal of the ways in which early industrial development and social modernization became fused together.

Prefaces
Acknowledgements
Notes on measures and coinage
Introduction
The preconditions for industrialisation
Changes to the structure of family and population in the industrial regions
Life and society of the population engaged in industry
The impact of industrialisation on the house and the rural economy
Work in the putting-out industry and its effect on the life of the common people
The outworkers' attitude to poverty and crises
Conclusion
Postscript
Appendix
Notes
Sources and bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521353113
ISBN-10: 0521353114
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th September 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.52